Labrador on Morning Joe: Voting 'No' on Senate Immigration Bill and 'No' On Budget Bill


Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador weighed in immigration reform and a $1.1 trillion U.S. government spending bill this  morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

When asked about President Barack Obama's recent executive orders on Immigration, Labrador chastised the president, saying, "He's no constitutional scholar." Labrador added that he didn't think a U.S. Senate-backed measure for comprehensive immigration reform would pass through the U.S. House.

"I don't think the Senate bill would pass for one simple thing: the [2014] Senate bill did something that the Reagan amnesty did—it grants amnesty today with promises of enforcement in the future. We know what the result of that was. When we granted amnesty under Reagan, there were 3,000,000 illegals in the United States. Now, we have 11,000,000 to 12,000,000 illegals," said Labrador. "I don't think anybody in the House of Representatives on the Republican side wants to see that again, to grow the number of illegals in the United States exponentially."

Labrador added that he would be voting against a $1.1 Trillion spending bill to avert a U.S. government shut down.

"There was no debate and that's one of the reasons I'm against this bill," said the Idaho congressman. "You have a 2,500-page bill that was posted [Tuesday] night at 11 p.m. and we're supposed to vote on it by [Thursday]," said Labrador. "I think that's outrageous. It was bad when the Democrats were doing it and it's definitely bad when my own party is doing it."