The chairman of the most important conservative caucus within the House mentioned Wednesday that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan could lose his speakership if he bungles the immigration debate.
Rep. Mark Meadows, who leads the Freedom Caucus and the Republican Study Committee, mentioned there are ongoing conversations about new management within the House that aren’t essentially targeted Mr. Ryan, however his dealing with of the immigration debate will decide his long run.
“I can say it is the defining moment for this speaker. If he gets it wrong, it will have consequences for him, but it will also have consequences for the rest of the Republican Party,” Mr. Meadows mentioned Wednesday.
He mentioned it defies historical past when the Senate is main the House on tackling the “critical issue of the day.”
The North Carolina Republican mentioned President Trump made immigration a key factor all over his marketing campaign and was once elected largely as a result of he separated himself from different applicants.
“It is the defining moment more so than the budget or anything else that we passed,” Mr. Meadows mentioned.