Sen. Rand Paul suggested Friday that John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, could lose his speakership if he allowed anything similar to the Senateâ€™s immigration bill to ever get through the House.
Paul made his comments during an appearance on conservative talk show host Laura Ingrahamâ€™s radio show during which he predicted that Boehner wouldnâ€™t permit such a bill to emerge from a House-Senate immigration conference.
â€œIâ€™m worried about conference,â€ the Kentucky Republican said. â€œThe only way to avoid a problem with conference is for the speaker of the House to say we are not going to conference, and we will not allow a vote on anything coming out of conference that resembles the Senate bill, and if there were a much more limited bill that emphasizes border security first, that we would do that.â€
â€œI think â€¦ if he allows something to pass out of conference that looks anything like the Senate bill and is passed with a majority of Democrats, I think that will be the final thing he does as speaker. So, I think he knows that, and I think heâ€™s going to be very cautious, and I hope he will defend us on this and not pass something that looks like the Senate bill.â€
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