The House Speaker said he’s been pushing immigration reform since he took the gavel four years ago, but the president has “poisoned the well” with his executive actions on the issue.
“He’s stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment that we’re dealing with,” Boehner said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program, which aired Sunday morning.
“I want to do immigration reform and the president knows it. I asked the president about a year ago, gave him some ideas about things that should happen if he wanted to do immigration reform, and some things that he shouldn’t do,” he added. “Well, the president didn’t take my advice. And he doubled down on the executive orders that, frankly, far exceeded his authority, and the courts have got him stopped.
“He’s really poisoned the well.”