Boehner says he is ‘confident’ GOP, Obama can reach deal on immigration
Boehner (R-Ohio) made the comment in an interview with ABC News, released two days after President Obama’s decisive reelection victory over Mitt Romney.
win was fueled by Hispanic voters, who made up a larger portion of the
electorate than they did four years ago and voted overwhelmingly for
Obama. The president won Latino voters by 44 points, according to the
Pew Hispanic Center.
The defeat and those figures have triggered a round of soul-searching by Republicans.
Boehner offered optimism that his party could come to an agreement with Obama on immigration, a subject that has hurt the GOP with Hispanic voters.
“This issue has been around far too long,” Boehner said in the ABC interview. “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”
The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.