Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), current chair of the House Judiciary Committee, recently acknowledged what folks like me have been saying for a long time now: the purpose of the Republican Tea Party is not to govern, but to damage the Democrats and Pres. Obama. While discussing immigration reform on a right-wing talk radio show, Smith said he wants to hold hearings in his committee -- not to reform immigration -- to damage the President.
"We can conduct hearings, oversight hearings, we can pull in administration officials, make them testify under oath, find out what’s going on, try to, frankly, embarrass the President and push back and get the American people on our side to push back against the administration."
Your tax dollars well spent. The Republicans have no immigration plan and no intent to form one. Their only agenda is to, frankly, embarrass the President.