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Jim Jordan dismissive of GOP compromise immigration bill

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHillicon Valley: Biden, Putin agree to begin work on addressing cybersecurity concerns | Senate panel unanimously advances key Biden cyber nominees | Rick Scott threatens to delay national security nominees until Biden visits border Trump, allies pressured DOJ to back election claims, documents show The tale of the last bipartisan unicorns MORE (R-Ohio) on Tuesday all but waved Republicans off from supporting a compromise immigration bill that is slated for a critical vote on Wednesday.

Speaking on The Hill TV's "Rising," Jordan, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said that the conservative bill introduced by Rep. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteBottom line No documents? Hoping for legalization? Be wary of Joe Biden Press: Trump's final presidential pardon: himself MORE (R-Va.) is the only legislation consistent with what Republicans promised voters in 2016.

"That bill is the right bill," Jordan said. "It’s the one we told American people we would do and it had 193 votes last week based on who was here. We only needed 19 more votes to pass."

The Goodlatte bill was rejected in a floor vote last week, though in gaining 193 GOP votes against united Democratic opposition, it did better than expected.

But Jordan had little of anything good to say about the compromise measure GOP leaders are brining to the floor on Wednesday.

He insisted that the substance of the conservative bill  — reducing legal immigration and funding construction of President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE's border wall — needed to remain in tact.

"If there are small tweaks we can make to that bill, let's do it," Jordan said. "But that's the one that's consistent with the mandate of the election."

Jordan also appeared skeptical on Tuesday of the possibility of a more narrow immigration bill, saying Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Senate confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar MORE (D-N.Y.) had already ruled out measures pushed by conservatives. 

"Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision Senate confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar MORE has said there's no way we're going to pass Sen. [Ted] Cruz's (R-Texas) bill, in the House, Mr. [Mark] Meadows (R-N.C.) has a bill that would deal with the separation issue and reform our asylum laws," Jordan said.

— Max Greenwood