John Boehner should be removed as Speaker of the House if he forwards to members the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill being debated in the Senate, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-The Moon) reportedly says. Marco Rubio's future presidential nomination could hinge on the legislation's success, but Rohrabacher accused the Florida senator and GOP colleague of using “weasel words” to promote immigration reform.
The latest from The Mouth That Rohrabachered comes courtesy of World Net Daily radio (via The Hill), whose host you could imagine placing a microphone under the Surfin' Congressman's chin, hitting the record button and walking away to grab a coffee while the Huntington Beach Republican officeholder for life went off.
Some select Danuggets:
“I would consider that a betrayal of the Republican members of the House and a betrayal of the Republicans throughout the country. If Boehner moves forward … and permits this to come to a vote even though the majority of Republicans in the House–and that's if they do–oppose what's coming to a vote, he should be removed as Speaker.”
“Rubio is so confused and so mixed up I think that he has given up his rightful place to advise any of us in Washington what to do, and certainly given up any right to be trusted by the American people. It was over and over, contradiction after contradiction, lie after lie.”
“He all along has been saying all along that we need to have border security first, and then when he gets on Spanish TV, he ends up saying, no, no, that will never get in the way, that legalization status isn't contingent on border control. Well, this is outrageous and no one should believe him.”
Yikes, expect exchanges of death stares–if not towel snaps–in the Joint Congressional Steam Room. Although Boehner may sit out such tomfoolery. “Maybe” is how he replied when later asked by reporters if he agreed with Rohrabacher's assessment.
Conservatives like Boehner and Rohrabacher say they adhere to the “Hastert Rule,” the informal GOP stipulation of former Speaker Dennis Hastert that requires support of the “majority of the majority” for consideration of bills by the full House.