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Can Boehner Save Immigration Reform? | The Nation

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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Nation editor-at-large and host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.

Can Boehner Save Immigration Reform?

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While the immigration bill is getting bipartisan support in the Senate, the House is a different story. Yesterday, Representative Steve King led a six-hour press conference outside the Capitol steps to raise concerns about the pathway to citizenship. While right-wing intransigence is nothing new, these calls for obstruction from the Tea Party caucus are in conflict with more mainstream Rebulicans’ support for the bill. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes evaluates Speaker John Boehner’s options: kill the bill to appease his base; or bring it to the floor for the good of the party—and, more than likely, say goodbye to his speakership.

—Jake Scobey-Thal

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