Reid Calls Graham’s Bluff on Climate/Immigration

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Friday, April 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) an ultimatum: Stop trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, or you’ll lose my support for climate legislation.

Now, Reid has called Graham’s bluff.

“I don’t know how my friend Lindsey Graham can say this kills energy [legislation],” Reid said last night, according to Talking Points Memo. “It’s up to him.”

But without Graham, it’s unlikely that a climate bill could get enough Republican support to clear the 60-vote threshold. And Reid didn’t appear too optimistic that Graham would come around.

“There’s 40 other Republicans,” Reid said. “Why Lindsey Graham?”

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webcelt
Comment posted April 30, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

So make them filibuster. Show them up as science deniers.


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Comment posted May 1, 2010 @ 6:20 am

Graham is feeling the pressure from the extreme end of his party. If he doesn't make like a petulant child, he may be forced to go the way of Crist. THAT would be the death-knell for his political career.

None of this comes as a surprise.


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Comment posted July 6, 2010 @ 7:30 am

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