Posted on April 15, 2014

DCCC Chair: We Care More About Amnesty Than Midterm Elections

Tony Lee, Breitbart, April 14, 2014


Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said the midterm elections are taking a backseat to the amnesty legislation Democrats and establishment Republicans desperately want.

“We’d rather pass an immigration bill than worry about the election. We have got 190 Democrats ready to vote on a comprehensive immigration bill today,” Israel said while also accusing Republicans of being racists for opposing Obama and amnesty. {snip}

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who also accused Republicans of being racists for opposing amnesty, said last week that she would rather pass amnesty legislation than become Speaker again.

“It’s the biggest thing that we can do, and that’s why I’ve said to the speaker, to the press, to these groups, I would rather pass [a] comprehensive immigration reform bill than win the elections in November,” Pelosi told Politico. “There’s nothing we could accomplish in winning that would be as big as passing immigration reform.”