Cantor Places Onus of Immigration Rewrite on White House

Posted February 6, 2014 at 1:08pm

The GOP talking point on why House Republicans will not move forward with an immigration overhaul this year has emerged: Republicans don’t trust President Barack Obama to implement an immigration overhaul as intended.

The line was first delivered Thursday morning by Speaker John A. Boehner during his weekly press conference with reporters. “The American people, including many of my members, don’t trust that the reform that we’re talking about will be implemented as intended to be,” Boehner said.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor expanded upon that point Thursday afternoon with Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer during their weekly colloquy.