Rep. Reid Ribble: DHS Funding Fight Was Worth Having

Even though the fight over the Department of Homeland Security funding bill in Congress in an effort to defund President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration was destined to fail, it was a fight worth having, Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble tells Newsmax TV.

"The point of the matter wasn't necessarily whether the president would accept it or not because everybody recognizes that he would veto it," Reid said Wednesday on "America's Forum" with J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan. 

Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, who also appeared on Newsmax TV with the Wisconsin Republican, said that the reason why the DHS funding bill the Republicans were proposing failed is because "principle doesn't win tough legislating fights, messaging does, and the Republicans got outflanked on messaging."

"When you get outflanked in a messaging game, I have a hard time believing that we're going to beat Obama down the line because we're going to have more of this," O'Connell added. 

Ribble said that he agrees with O'Connell, adding that "you have to put a lot of it on the Senate."

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