Senator Grahamnesty-Shamnesty is walking away from both cap-n-tax and amnesty legislation?
That’s what Connie Hair is reporting at Human Events:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has walked away from his months-long effort to saddle the taxpaying public with a new cap and trade national energy tax. Now it appears he’s also walking away from amnesty legislation.
Graham made it quite clear to leaders of his energy coalition in a letter Saturday that he thought a move to amnesty legislation was nothing but playing election year politics with an emotional issue and would kill chances of passing the energy bill.
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“Moving forward on immigration — in this hurried, panicked manner — is nothing more than a cynical political ploy,” Graham said in the letter. “I know from my own personal experience the tremendous amounts of time, energy, and effort that must be devoted to this issue to make even limited progress.”
The Demcrats’ “hurried, panicked” attempt to whip illegal immigration supporters into a frenzy appears to be too much for even Graham — a longtime supporter of amnesty — to stomach.
Graham is now saying if Democrats bring up an illegal immigration bill at all this year, whether it comes first or second in priority before his energy bill, he will not support either.
“I think I have made it pretty clear that if you bring up immigration, you are breaking faith with me,” Graham said.