QUESTION: Now that you’ve heard from your conference, are you ready to express support for either of those [legalization or citizenship]?BOEHNER: My job is to do everything I can to facilitate a process for solving this problem. And that’s what I’m going to continue to do.QUESTION: But given that, why always insist on the majority within the majority? Doesn’t that in itself sort of preclude the facilitation of that conversation?BOEHNER: No, I don’t think so. Not at all.QUESTION: Based on what you heard yesterday from your colleagues, do you think there’s any chance some kind of smaller bill that includes legal status or a path to citizenship can pass the House of Representatives?BOEHNER: Well, we’re gonna find out. But it’s clear from the conversation yesterday that a vast majority of our members do believe that we have to wrestle with this problem. They also believe that we need to do this step by step.
July 11, 2013 at 2:16 PM EDT