Skip to comments.Sen. Graham threatens to halt work on climate and energy bill (Grahamnesty tries to save McCain)
Posted on 04/24/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) threatened to abandon his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he will only continue if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.
Graham's departure, if he follows through on his ultimatum, would likely doom any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal which they had planned to unveil Monday.
In a letter to leaders of the effort to enact climate and energy legislation, Graham wrote, "I want to bring to your attention what appears to be a decision by the Obama Administration and Senate Democratic leadership to move immigration instead of energy. Unless their plan substantially changes this weekend, I will be unable to move forward on energy independence legislation at this time. I will not allow our hard work to be rolled out in a manner that has no chance of success."
He added, "Moving forward on immigration -- in this hurried, panicked manner -- is nothing more than a cynical political ploy."
Graham told reporters Thursday he was outraged at the idea that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had raised the idea of bringing up immigration before an energy bill, especially since he and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had spent weeks working on a bipartisan immigration measure and had not been alerted to the change in plans.
"Am I supposed to write every bill for the whole country?" Graham asked. "This comes out of left field."
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McCain must be in big trouble.
Europe may have a bad year for food production due to the volcano eruption leading to a record year for grain importation,,, look for record price jumps for U.S. crops this fall. ‘’Climate bill’’ hogwash, the world may be in for rough times in food production, watch out.
That’s a THREAT????!!!!!! This smack-off makes voters in his state look like true morons.
You nailed it. Lindsey has secrets which are in the Obamination’s hands.
How the hell does this guy attain an ACU rating of 90%? What a strange world.
Maybe Grahamnesty and McShamnesty would just run into each other, and disappear in a flash.
STFU Graham, you f’n DEMOCRAT.
You’re a laughing-stock RINO being USED by leftists for the pathetic, sell-out you are, Lindsey. And now you’re UPSET?? Imagine how your constituents feel!!
I figured it wouldn’t matter which bogus legislation came first. Graham supports them both.
Senator Graham Press Releases
Contact: Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
Graham on Health Care and Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on health care reform and its affect on immigration reform.
The first casualty of the Democratic health care bill will be immigration reform. If the health care bill goes through this weekend, that will, in my view, pretty much kill any chance of immigration reform passing the Senate this year.
Source: Graham's website
"..isn't that like a pain in the ass saying, "OK, I'm leaving?"
i’m with you. Anything he does to stop shamnesty works for me.
just kill all of it. damn. what DON’T these people understand?
Who say that it's "unintentional"?
I don't like Lindsey one bit, but he just may have hung the Democrats with their own rope.
. THAT WOULD BE A GIFT FROM G-D IF HE WOULD STOP WORK ON THAT BILL..... AMERICA DOESN'T WANT IT!!
Miss Lindsey better behave himself or some SEIU goons will take him out back and beat him with a stick.
The Lindsey McPalin “path to citizenship” is going to pushed down our throats, one way or another.
Either way, Graham is an idiot.