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June 7, 2013 1:13 PM
The Daily Fix for Friday, June 7th
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The Senate immigration bill will only serve to undermine the GOP

While speaking with Congressman Goodlatte (R-VA) about immigration today, Laura questioned the wisdom of Republican congressmen and senators who are in support of the Senate immigration bill. "Why on earth would Republicans embark upon this quixotic journey to have a comprehensive approach to immigration, which will serve only to deeply divide the Republican Party and infuriate the grassroots?" Laura charged. "I will make it my personal mission to campaign for the opposition to those Republicans who support this immigration reform bill." Laura also slammed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his recent endorsement of the House Gang of 8 immigration bill that Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) walked away from yesterday. Labrador distanced himself from the bill because he could not be assured that illegal immigrants would not receive benefits under the new legislation.
Rep. Goodlatte: Majority of House does not support Sen. Immigration bill

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) discussed the NSA's seizure of phone records, calling the possibility that the government has been checking phone calls made by every America "stunning." Goodlatte was incredulous that the government has to keep these practices a secret. "If our government has become Big Brother like this, people deserve to know it," he said. Goodlatte also talked about the current status of the immigration bill in Congress pledging that the House GOP would not pass the Senate immigration bill. Goodlatte assured Ingraham that "there is not a majority of Republicans in the House supporting anything like the Senate bill, which I am very much opposed to as well." Goodlatte and other Republicans are instead planning to approach immigration reform in pieces that focus intently on border security. (Listen Free)
Peter Wehner disagrees with Laura about the Bush legacy
Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former Dept. Director for Speech Writing for Pres. George W. Bush, continued his back-and-forth with Laura regarding the Republican Party's divide over immigration and the Bush administration's legacy. When it came to the Iraq War, Wehner argued that with the intelligence the administration had at the time that they made the "right decision," but that "in retrospect without there being weapons of mass destruction...[he would] not have" gone into Iraq. When talking about the economic collapse he stated, "I don't think Bush was responsible for that. I think it was primarily a housing driven crisis." Giving his commentary on the Bush administration as a whole, Wehner conceded that "Bush hit a trough near the second part of the second term, [but] there is a propensity among some conservatives to refuse to take Bush in the totality of his acts."
(Laura 365 Exclusive)

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