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Boehner Visits S.A.



By KTSA News Staff 

House Speaker John Boehner paid a visit to San Antonio--and made his case for immigration reform--at least his vision of it. 

"The problem we've got is the President has demonstrate that we can trust him--that he'll implement the law the way we pass it" Boehner said while speaking at a luncheon at the Marriott Rivercenter Downtown. 

The Speaker said he favors an approach that passes reform in several different parts.  

"It's one thing to pass a bill--it's another thing to help educate the American People--and bring the American People along as you're passing it--building confidence in what we're doing" Boehner said.  

Outside of the hotel, proesters raised their voice in opposition to Boehner.  

"Let them (immigrants) have an opportunity to work and feed their families" one man told 550 KTSA News. One woman said it's easy to see where the problem is in Washington.  

"It's becoming clearer every day that House Republicabs have no intention of moving immigration reform legislation this year" a woman told us. 

Meanwhile, the Speaker touched on other issues aside from immigration during his stop in the Alamo City. 

"This is about one issue--this is about getting to the truth of what happened on September 11, 2012--that's all it is" said Boehner, speaking about his newly created committee to look in to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As far as who might be playing politics, Boehner said that's clearly the Democrats in pushing for a minimum wage increase during an election year.  

"It's the wrong thing to do for the American people... you'll never hear a Democrat bring this up--other than in an election year" the Speaker said. 

As for the race for the White House in 2016, Boehner said it's too early to line up behind a candidate--but he knows who would look great on the ballot two years from now. 

"Yes, (former Florida Governor) Jeb Bush has been my friend. I think he would make a great Presdient, and I've been nudging him for some time" Boehner said.   


 

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