Here's a hint: King of Crazy. Oh, yes. That's right. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is still calling the shots.
"John Boehner has been stronger throughout this partial shutdown and the debt ceiling than most everybody thought he would be. He did serve to unify the conference better than I thought," King said in an interview with Newsmax.
But King, a staunch opponent of immigration reform, said he may feel differently about Boehner's future if the speaker pushes for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.
"We'll have to see how the future issues play out," King said. "For example, if immigration comes before the House, it would be the most divisive thing that could be brought up by Republicans in the House. Then I would have a different answer to that question."
Again, this is why we had to endure that 17 day long manufactured crisis full of unnecessary drama. And this is why comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) is still going nowhere in the House despite easy Senate passage. House Republican "leaders" are too afraid to lead.
There's ample evidence that CIR can pass the House if it's given a floor vote. That's why three House Republicans have broken the G-O-TEA party line to cosponsor HR 15. And that's why SEIU just dropped a new ad here in Southern Nevada. Once again, Rep. Joe Heck (R-Henderson) is on notice.
As we had discussed earlier, civil rights is the issue at heart of the current G-O-TEA Civil War. Passing CIR would make a major difference in helping the Republican Party become more compatible with 21st Century America. But as long as they continue taking orders from the 21st Century Know Nothings, nothing will be accomplished.
So now, CIR advocates have no choice but to put Republican Congresscritters on notice... Especially the ones who have yet to match their pro-reform rhetoric with actual votes (cough- Joe Heck- cough). Steve King may be relishing the great accomplishment of nothing, but the rest of America demands action.