Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, today criticized members of the news media for failing to do their homework on the history of President Obama and immigration reform, urging them to “stop being shills for this president.”

Addressing reporters at the monthly Capitol Hill gathering Conversations with Conservatives, Labrador began by noting that the House Judiciary Committee has passed multiple bills to fix aspects of the immigration system. But Obama faults the House for not passing a comprehensive bill like the one the Senate passed last year.

As president, Labrador said, Obama did not follow through on his promises as a candidate to achieve immigration reform early on when Democrats controlled the House and the Senate. And as a senator from Illinois, he said, Obama “killed” President George W. Bush’s attempt to get immigration reform through Congress.

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