Congressman Braley Says Barack Obama Is His Best Friend

DES MOINES – After siding with the President’s agenda of more spending and higher taxes, it’s no surprise that Congressman Bruce Braley called President Obama his best friend.


“It’s no surprise that Congressman Braley calls President Obama his best friend, given that he supports ObamaCare, cap-and-trade and amnesty for illegal immigrants,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “No matter how lonely Barack Obama feels, he can sleep easy knowing that his best friend, Congressman Bruce Braley would welcome his company on the campaign trail.”

BACKGROUND … 

Congressman Braley Said President Obama Is His Best Friend

REP. BRALEY: “Let’s Give A Warm Iowa Welcome To My New Best Friend, Senator Barack Obama.” (Fox News’s “Special Report With Brit Hume, 8/8/07)

Braley Said He Would “Welcome” Obama On The Campaign Trail. “‘I have said on prior occasions that if the president has time in his busy schedule to come to Iowa, I would welcome him,’ Braley said. He met Friday with Des Moines Register reporters and editors.” (Kathie Obradovich, “Braley Would Welcome Obama – But Notes Disagreements,” The Des Moines Register, 5/23/14)

Congressman Braley Stand’s With President Obama’s Job-Killing Agenda

Braley Voted For ObamaCare. (H.R. 3962, Roll Call #887: Passed 220-215; R 1-176, D 219-39, 11/7/09, Braley Voted Yea)

In June 2009, Braley Voted For The 2009 American Clean Energy And Security Act (Waxman-Markey Bill). (H.R. 2454, Roll Call Vote #477: Passed 219-212; R 8-168, D 211-44, 6/26/09, Braley Voted Yea)

  • When Asked If ObamaCare Or Cap-And-Trade Was A Tougher Vote, Braley Responded, “I Was Proud Of Both Of The Votes That I Took, And I Stand Behind Them.” RADIO IOWA’S KAY HENDERSON: “So which was a more controversial vote, the health care vote or the cap and trade vote?” BRALEY: “I don’t know for whom — I mean every vote I take is a tough vote. I was proud of both of the votes that I took, and I stand behind them.” (IPTV’s “Iowa Press,” 11/13/09)

Bruce Braley Voted Against A Bill That Would Prevent President Obama From Issuing An Executive Order Declaring Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants. “Passage of the bill that would bar any federal agency from issuing, after July 30, 2014, policies that would expand the number of immigrants eligible for deferred action, the 2012 executive memorandum on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, unless explicitly authorized by law — effectively blocking deportation relief from being provided to any additional illegal immigrants. It also would prohibit the federal government from newly authorizing deferred action for any class of immigrants who do not have lawful immigration status.”(H.R. 5272, CQ Vote #479: Passed 216-192: R 212-11; D 4-181, 8/1/14, Braley Voted Nay)

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