GOP finds a cut it doesn’t like
While the Obama administration has been issuing dire warnings about the effects of the impending sequestration deal, Republicans have been more sanguine, apparently happy to reduce the deficit and try to blame the president for the pain the cuts will cause.
But of all the hundreds of government programs on the chopping block, one rose above the others to demand unique outrage from GOP leaders, as the Hill reports:
Republicans are condemning the Obama administration’s decision to release several hundred illegal immigrants from detention facilities because of possible funding cuts from the sequester.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted the move and said he would be looking for more information. "This is very hard for me to believe that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency," he said in an interview set to air Tuesday night on CBS. "I frankly think this is outrageous. And I’m looking for more facts, but I can’t believe that they can’t find the kind of savings they need out of that department short of letting criminals go free."