Why Can’t Pelosi Keep her Members in Line?
House Democrats are in complete disarray and Speaker Pelosi is struggling to keep her members from jumping ship. For the second time this month Democrats lost a Motion to Recommit on the House floor, allowing Republicans to add language to a bill that would require ICE to be notified when an illegal immigrant attempts to purchase a firearm. As a result House Republicans scored a victory.
WOW … Another huge floor embarrassment for Democrats: House Republicans are about to win yet another motion to recommit. This time on gun legislation.
vote not gaveled yet. But house Dems are having BIG trouble keeping their troops together.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 27, 2019
House Dems loss another motion to recommit, effectively an amendment. This time tying immigration status on background checks.
Second time this month.
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) February 27, 2019
Sure looks like Republicans are about to pick up another motion to Recommit. 218 on the board on HR8, to add provision notifying ICE when illegal immigrant tries to buy a gun.
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) February 27, 2019
Wow. Republicans just scored their SECOND motion to recommit, w/ over two dozen Dems joining the GOP to add language to the background check bill notifying ICE when illegal immigrants buy guns
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) February 27, 2019
Surprising development out of the House. Dems are moving a bill to expand background checks for gun buyers. Republicans proposed to send the bill back to add language targeting undocumented immigrants.
26 Dems voted with Republicans to pass it – a big embarrassment for the party
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) February 27, 2019