Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich made a statement on ABC's This Week Sunday that will turn heads on both sides of Capitol Hill and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
"An Obama immigration plan is not going to pass the House" due to "the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility."
NEWT GINGRICH: I think there's a very important part of this that the Obama administration probably can't bring itself to deal with: an Obama immigration plan is not going to pass the House.
JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: He needs a Rubio/Obama plan.
GINGRICH: No, I'm just saying just as a Bush Social Security plan after '04 was dead because it was the Bush Social Security plan. So if you want to actually get legislation…
KARL: Can I ask you, will a Rubio immigration plan pass the House?
GINGRICH: No, but I think a Rubio, the House Republicans and House Democrats have been meeting on immigration. I mean, I think there will be a House immigration bill that has a very substantial support that Boehner and Cantor and others will be supporting, and I think that negotiated with a Senate immigration bill that has to have bipartisan support could actually get to the president's desk. But an Obama plan led and driven by Obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility I think is very hard to imagine that bill, that his bill is going to pass the House.