Reid Calls Graham’s Bluff on Climate/Immigration
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?”