Trump Gives Paul Ryan an Ultimatum

Updated 8:49 a.m. | With a compromise measure stalled in the House, President Donald Trump on Friday urged Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” pursuing an immigration overhaul bill until after November’s midterm elections.

That House immigration bill is merely a compromise among the chamber’s GOP leadership and its various conservative and moderate factions. It is not expected to get any Democratic support and appears to lack the GOP votes to pass — like a conservative measure that flopped on the floor Thursday.

The president suggested Thursday in a tweet that his party should drop its efforts to pass any immigration bill, writing “what’s the purpose” of even having votes if Senate Democrats oppose both House bills.

He was even more blunt on Friday morning.

Read more at Roll Call.

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