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In an interview with the Associated Press (AP) Wednesday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refused to rule out citizenship for so-called “dreamers” and then complained of “attacks from Breitbart.”
“Is the speaker supporting legislation that will give DACA recipients a chance for citizenship?” a viewer question to Ryan read, with AP Chief Congressional Correspondent Erica Werner adding, “Do you believe your conference would accept that?”
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Ryan would not state that this “path to citizenship,” an amnesty for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens that has been rejected by Congress every time it has been proposed for more than 15 years, was off the table. Ryan said only that, “What I’m not going to do is get ahead of the people who will be negotiating this bill in our conference. I don’t think it’s in our interest to be negotiating through the media.”
The Speaker was less equivocal, however, in his characterization of Breitbart News’s coverage of his leadership on immigration legislation.
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“I’ve got three certainties in my life: death, taxes and attacks from Breitbart. I don’t even pay attention to what they do,” Ryan said in response to a question from Werner about Breitbart News’s influence.
Werner had told Ryan, “Steve Bannon and Breitbart have not been fans of yours the last few years,”...
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