“Comprehensive Immigration Reform” – No Problem, “We’ve Got McCain”
Harry Reid in an interview with the Detroit Free Press:
Q: With more Democrats in the Senate and the House and a Democrat in the White House, how do you see congressional efforts playing out on such issues as health care and immigration?
A: On immigration, there’s been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. … We’ll do that. We have to get this economy stuff figured out first, so I think we’ll have a shot at doing something on health care in the next Congress for sure.
Q: Will there be as much of a fight on immigration as last time?
A: We’ve got McCain and we’ve got a few others. I don’t expect much of a fight at all. Now health care is going to be difficult. That’s a very complicated issue. We debated at great length immigration. People understand the issues very well. We have not debated health care, so that’s going to take a lot more time to do.
And of course, with McCain comes Lieberman – at least on this issue. Speaking of RINOs McCain, who once favored Ted Kennedy’s comprehensive immigration reform without first securing the borders, then claimed to have seen the light and said he favored securing the border before addressing immigration reform, will now again change his mind and go the Ted Kennedy route and ignore border security. That, of course means we’ll be addressing this again in another 10 years.
Country first, Big John.
[HT: Weekly Standard]
[Crossposted at QandO]