U.S. House Speaker Ryan says it would be 'ridiculous' to work with Obama on immigration

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 01, 2015 8:15 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday it would be ridiculous to work with President Barack Obama on immigration reform, saying he cannot trust the president on the issue.

"I think it would be a ridiculous notion to try and work on an issue like this with a president we simply cannot trust on this issue," Ryan said in an interview aired on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

"He tried to go it alone, circumventing the legislative process with his executive orders so that is not in the cards. I think if we reach consensus on how best to achieve border and interior enforcement security, I think that's fine," Ryan added.

(Reporting by Will Dunham; editing by Adrian Croft)