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Trib: Jeers To Raul For Bailing Out

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Congressman Raul Labrador gives jeers to ...

... to Congressman Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Being part of the eight House members from both parties hammering out an immigration reform bill got Labrador a seat next to "Meet the Press" host David Gregory and "This Week's" George Stephanopoulos. Of course, Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert and the Associated Press' John Miller can't get their calls answered. But, hey, his time is limited. Until Wednesday, when Labrador turned his back on the immigration reform negotiations just as his seven colleagues got some traction. Labrador objected to giving newly legalized residents access to public health care. Maybe that's a deal-breaker for Labrador, but not for the remaining Republican members of the panel - Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, John Carter and Sam Johnson, both of Texas. "We have found a way forward," Carter told The Hill newspaper/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Was Congressman Labrador looking out for his best interests when he bailed out on other House members trying to hammer out immigration reform?

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