You know you’re doing a bad job as a member of Congress when your own party leader makes fun of you. But that’s just what happened to our own Jackie Walorski recently when House Speaker John Boehner taunted her and other GOP House members for being afraid to confront the immigration crisis.
Boehner is right. Instead of sitting on the fence and timidly testing the political winds by continually saying “I am listening to all sides” and refusing to take a stand, Walorski ought to tell her constituents just where she stands on comprehensive immigration reform.
The Senate passed a bipartisan bill last year that combines stepped-up border enforcement with a rigorous pathway to earned legal status for the tens of millions of undocumented workers already here.
It’s a good bill that deserves a hearing in the House. But Walorski is one of those politicians apparently too frightened of angering the tea party to take a constructive part in this important debate.