Well, President Obama can still try to enact amnesty’s unilaterally, but at least the new Speaker won’t be assisting him.
House Speaker Ryan said Sunday that he would not push immigration reform while President Obama is still in office, reassuring conservatives concerned with the willingness of both Ryan and Obama to enact amnesty.
“It would be a ridiculous notion to try and work on an issue like this with a president we simply cannot trust on this issue,” Ryan said. “He tried to go it alone, circumventing the legislative process with his executive orders, so that is not in the cards.”
Ryan confirmed news made on “The Laura Ingraham Show” Friday, when House Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Jim Jordan said Ryan had promised conservatives not to take up immigration until Obama is gone.
Ryan Sunday performed what is known as “the full Ginsburg,” reintroducing himself to the nation as Speaker by appearing on all five major Sunday news shows.
He used the platform to further placate conservatives by asserting, “I was not elected dictator of the House,” assuring that he would not impose his will as the GOP leadership has in the past.
And, in what seemed an effort to rebut charges that he will be a part-time Speaker, he suggested that instead of working 24-7 he would at least be working 24-5, saying he wakes up very early and toils until 11:30 pm, even if he will spend weekend back in Wisconsin.