Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., On the left, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C.
The Chairman of the conservative house freedom Caucus angry faced speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan on immigration legislation on the floor of the house of representatives on Wednesday.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., approached Ryan, while a voice, and started a lively discussion, it took about half a minute. The two men pointed fingers at each other and reporters in the gallery could hear the meadows say, “I’m done! I’m done!” Meadows, then turned and walked away while Ryan chat with other members.
Sources tell Fox News that the dispute arose from the confusion about the two immigration bills the house is expected to consider Thursday
The more conservative legislation was considered to be “Goodlatte,” according to the bill author, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. But a second bill, commonly referred to as the “compromise” bill, was also referred to as the “Goodlatte,” since he is a sponsor of the package as well. In icular, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., under the umbrella brand of the compromise bill, “the president’s bill” instead of “leadership”.
To add to the confusion, the house has also been toying with a third piece of legislation, a modified version of the conservative Goodlatte bill.
To try to clean up that confusion, the GOP leadership of the legislature handled some of the talking points about the compromise bill. However, meadows claimed that the “talking points correspond to the text” and “not really for prime time.”
“It was a communication Problem, in which the leadership of the compromise omitted bill, the main provisions that had been agreed before,” meadows spokesman Ben Williamson said in a statement. “We are working to solve it.”
Several Republican members of Fox News said they were disturbed by the skirmish on the floor between Ryan and meadows A source said, a couple of members, the winds of a “hard Yes” on the immigration legislation, were now “” after the confrontation.
Although President Trump is in favour of both the compromise and Goodlatte iterations of the bill in a meeting with house Republicans on Tuesday evening, lawmakers struggled to secure 215 votes necessary for passage. Earlier Wednesday, a senior House GOP source described the process to Fox News as an “uphill” battle.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.