WASHINGTON — Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, offered a long-shot option on Thursday to revive the moribund effort to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws that would require the support of more than a dozen House Republicans — and, if nothing else, pressure others to act on an election-year issue that Tea Party-aligned members strongly oppose.
The legislative maneuver, known as a discharge petition, would allow supporters of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws to circumvent the Republican majority in the House by bringing the measure directly to the House floor, bypassing the regular committee process. It is a rarely successful tactic, though it was used in 2002 to eventually win passage of a major campaign finance law.
Tell me you believe there aren’t a dozen treacherous, lying, backstabbing scamnesty-pervert RINOs in the House.
I’ll bet Boehner will find a way to rig this vote so it passes while only endangering House members who are either retiring, or will retire as soon as they are offered big enough payoffs fdrom the Scamnesty Lobby. And that could just include Speaker Boehner himself.