RNC Chair Dodges Immigration Question
“Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus omitted any reference to the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill during his speech to the Young Republican National Convention this weekend, RNC communications director Sean Spicer declined to answer whether Priebus supports the bill. ‘He has been clear that’s its [sic] not the job of the RNC to do policy,’ Spicer answered when pressed repeatedly for an answer,” says Breitbart News.
“Priebus has in the past, however, repeatedly weighed in on Obamacare, a health care policy law and has even gone so far as to weigh in on things like administration policy at the Department of Justice when he called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation. Additionally, Priebus had no issue discussing the topic of immigration reform in the recent past.”
Norquist, Rahm Emanuel Make Friends on Amnesty
“Two of the most vocal men in politics – Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist – discussed immigration reform Monday at an event for The Atlantic. But if you were expecting a profanity-laced tirade (at least on the part of Emanuel) think again – the duo actually agreed on this one. ‘I work with all of the nice Republicans in the House and Senate to encourage them to do what Reagan did,’ Norquist explained. ‘This is the Reagan Republican view – this is not compromise, this is not moving to the left or something,'” RedAlertPolitics reported.
Fox’s Murdoch Sides With Sen. Reid on House Vote on Amnesty
“News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s call for a congressional vote on the immigration reform bill, via Twitter. ‘Sen Reid right! Boehner should allow House of Reps to vote on immigration. Lead, for country’s sake,’ the 82-year-old conservative media mogul wrote in a tweet that was retweeted by Sen. Reid on Sunday,” Politico reports.
“This is not the first time Murdoch has expressed his support for immigration reform: Murdoch pushed Mitt Romney to fight for it during the 2012 election and, following his loss, expressed his support for ‘sweeping, generous immigration reform’ on Twitter. But this may be the first time Murdoch has expressed public support for Sen. Reid and put direct pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to address the issue.”