Representative Raul Labrador (R., Idaho) and New York Times columnist David Brooks had a heated exchange today.
Discussing immigration, Labrador, who was formerly a member of the House immigration gang, said on Meet the Press, “If you listen to what the CBO said, they said it’s going to be [between] a third and 50 percent reduction in illegal immigration.”
“The CBO said that it would reduce it by a third to 50 percent,” Brooks responded. “What I hear the congressman saying is he won’t support it unless it is 100 percent because we’d have to go back and do a Reagan.”
“That’s not what I said,” shot back Labrador. “Don’t put words in my mouth.”