Lee: House GOP Wants ‘Step by Step’ Immigration Reform

Sen. Mike Lee argues that House Republicans, while not opposed to immigration reform in principle, are wary of the all-encompassing legislation approved by the Senate in 2013.

Reports The Washington Times:

“I think most members of [House Speaker John Boehner’s] Republican conference would be willing and eager to pass some form of immigration reform, but it needs to be broken up, and it needs to be taken step-by-step, one step at a time,” Mr. Lee, Utah Republican, said Monday on “Fox and Friends.”

Mr. Lee was sponding to a question about Mr. Boehner’s lampooning the attitude of some of his colleagues on the issue before a crowd at the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district in Ohio last week.

“Here’s the attitude. ‘Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,’ ” Mr. Boehner said, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to. … They’ll take the path of least resistance.”