Kinzinger on the Border: Dems Think It’s Better to Obstruct for Their Base for Nov.
SMITH: "The president is putting pressure on them this morning. A series of tweets yesterday, this morning. The president most recently tweeting this, 'What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!' I want to first get your response to that and then everybody is wondering if either of these bills make it, which one would the Senate actually support?"
KINZINGER: "I think it’s more likely the Senate would pick up the compromise bill because it's more broad. It is not comprehensive but it's more broad. It doesn’t have everything people want and you can find something in there you don’t like. That’s the nature of legislating. But again, here is what is interesting -- I think the Democrats are kind of taking the wrong temperature of the country. They think it’s better to obstruct for their base for November. And I think people are saying look, even somebody that has a tendency to vote democratic saying, look, if we have an opportunity to fix this problem, let’s fix it. It is heartbreaking what we’re seeing with the children at the border. But at the same time, don’t bring your kids up here illegally. We’ll make sure we take care of them humanely but that's a dangerous journey, and there's a chance you could frankly lose your life before you even get to the United States. You are safer here than in the whole journey."