Republicans Cave

Republicans buckled under Democratic opposition Tuesday.

After weeks of hemming and hawing, House Republican leadership acquiesced to Democrat’s firm stand that the House pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

House Speaker John Boehner brought the bill, without provisions to undo President Obama’s immigration executive orders, up for a vote Tuesday. It passed with a majority Democrat support. Less than a third of Republicans, 75 in total, voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security without the anti-immigration measures.

By allowing this bill to pass, Boehner has further alienated the conservative wing in the House who have been eager to take him out politically.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) voted against the bill. The Washington Post quoted Mulvaney saying, “I think we are going to be much more willing to judge our leadership by their actions than their words going forward.”

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