Breitbart News reports that White House adviser Valerie Jarret told a conference full of rich liberal elites that Speaker John Boehner has made a commitment to President Obama to get an immigration/amnesty bill passed by the end of the summer.
President Barack Obama’s top adviser and confidant told a group of global elites on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has made a commitment to the White House to try to pass amnesty legislation this year.
After hailing the Senate’s amnesty bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, told attendees at the yearly invitation-only SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Boehner would help the White House make a push get immigration reform enacted in the next three months.
“I think we have a window this summer, between now and August, to get something done,” Jarrett said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus.” (Read More)
So I guess when Boehner says an immigration bill hasn’t passed in the House because Republicans don’t trust Obama, he’s talking about other Republicans.
In related news, even if Boehner fails to deliver amnesty to the Democrats by the end of this year, some Republicans are promising to pass it if they take back the Senate. Seriously, these people are insane.
Update: John Boehner’s office denies that he made any commitment to the White House on immigration.