“[P]eople have been trying to get me to do this since the day after the election,” Boehner said.
“Well, you’re the leader of the Republicans,” Schieffer responded.
Boehner said he’s made it clear that Congress needs to do something about immigration.
But, he added, “It’s not about me. It’s not about what I want. What I’m — what I’ve committed to when I became speaker was to a more open and fair process. And as difficult as this issue is, me taking a hard position for or against some of these issues will make it harder for us to get a bill.
“If I come out and say I’m for this and I’m for that, all I’m doing is making my job harder. My job is to — as the leader of the House, is to facilitate this conversation and this process that involves members on both sides of the aisle, involves the American people and where they can see us moving in a deliberative, step-by-step, commonsense way.
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