On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes paraphrased the GOP statement on the Senate immigration bill in a way that can only be described as childish.
While reading the Republican statement, Hayes concluded by changing the words of the statement, saying, “blah blah blah, we hate you, we hate your a*s face.”
A post at Red Alert Politics called Hayes’ on-air act a “child-like temper tantrum.”
“While Hayes referred to the statement as ‘passive aggressive, maybe even openly aggressive,’ he showed no qualms in rewording it himself,” Red Alert Politics added.
The statement Hayes chose to rewrite was posted in full on House Speaker John Boehner’s website.
“Today House Republicans affirmed that rather than take up the flawed legislation rushed through the Senate, House committees will continue their work on a step-by-step, common-sense approach to fixing what has long been a broken system,” the statement said.
“The American people want our border secured, our laws enforced, and the problems in our immigration system fixed to strengthen our economy. But they don’t trust a Democratic-controlled Washington, and they’re alarmed by the president’s ongoing insistence on enacting a single, massive, Obamacare-like bill rather than pursuing a step-by-step, common-sense approach to actually fix the problem. The president has also demonstrated he is willing to unilaterally delay or ignore significant portions of laws he himself has signed, raising concerns among Americans that this administration cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border and enforce laws as part of a single, massive bill like the one passed by the Senate,” the statement added.
The statement was issued Wednesday following a meeting of the House Republican Conference.
AOL executive Steve Case did not quite agree with Hayes’ in-depth analysis of the GOP position.
“I actually think it was a decent statement,” he said.
Hayes laughed at Case, who clarified that he was “serious,” Andrew Johnson said at the National Review Online.
“My five-year-old could come up with something more intelligent than this,” said a post at Weasel Zippers.
While some Republicans, like Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., think the House should immediately pass the Senate immigration bill, others say a different approach is necessary.
On Wednesday, House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., issued a tweet saying the so-called “Gang of Eight” bill is unconstitutional because it raises revenues and originated in the Senate instead of the House.
“Chairman Camp: Senate immigration bill a revenue bill; unconstitutional and cannot be taken up by the House,” he tweeted.
This is not the first time Hayes has made a controversial statement.
In May 2012, Hayes said he was uncomfortable calling fallen military personnel “heroes,” angering a number of people.
“I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word [heroes] because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war,” he stammered.
He later offered an apology after demands by the VFW.
Video of the incident can be seen here.
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