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Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows: Immigration Debate 'Is the Defining Moment' for Speaker Ryan

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows: Immigration Debate 'Is the Defining Moment' for Speaker Ryan

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) declared at a press conference on Wednesday that the current immigration debate “is the defining moment” for Speaker Paul Ryan, implying that there will be “consequences” should he fail the American people.

The House GOP leadership revealed on Tuesday that they have started whipping on the immigration bill sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

“I think when they whip it [the Goodlatte bill] will have more votes than the tax bill, more than votes than the budget,” Meadows argued.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) claimed that “it will have more votes than the health care bill that they rolled out last year,” referring to the original American Health Care Act (AHCA).

The House Freedom Caucus chairman declared, “This president was elected on largely an immigration platform that defined him differently than every other candidate and it is the defining moment more than the budget, or anything else that we passed.”

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