Rep. Raul Labrador: Immigration reform is dead

After Labrador said during an event with conservative members that they could no longer trust the president on immigration, HuffPost asked him a simple question: Is it dead?

“I think it is,” he replied. “For us to go to a negotiation, to the negotiating table with President Obama after what he has done over the last two and a half weeks, I think would be probably a very big mistake.” …

“Every single time we were closer to something that actually we could both agree on, the president and his party continued to push back,” he said. “It’s just the way this guy negotiates. The president and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid will only negotiate in a take no prisoners type of attitude, and I just don’t think it’s healthy for the American people and it’s definitely not healthy for immigration reform.” …