President Trump on Friday told Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation, even as the House grapples to reach a compromise, The Hill reports.
Said Trump: “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”
Politico: “The tweet puts Ryan in a serious bind. To stave off a discharge petition from moderate Republicans and Democrats, the Wisconsin Republican promised the centrists that he’d give them a vote on some sort of bill they could support. If Ryan listens to Trump and cancels the vote, moderates will be furious.”
“But if Ryan schedules the vote, the result could be catastrophic. GOP members who thought they could support the bill have already started telling leadership that they will no longer vote for it. They simply cannot go up against the president, they say.”