In recent months, Speaker John Boehner has, shall we say, exasperated a significant portion of his caucus in the House with his repeated flirtations with the pro-amnesty crowd.

Speaker Boehner can take comfort, however, that while some of his recent statements have touched off something of a revolt among many House Republicans, he has the support of at least one prominent member of the Congress. That member of Congress just so happens to be the person who would most like to succeed him as Speaker: Nancy Pelosi.

According to Pelosi, the Democrats have his back. “I have always said I believe that the speaker, in all sincerity, wants to pass a comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said during a recent press conference. “When he put forth the principles, he ran it up the flagpole, we saluted; his caucus chopped down the flagpole.”