Harry Reid: Ted Kennedy Will 'Smile Down' at Us for Passing Immigration Reform

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday paid tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and said the Senate will pass "historic" immigration reform next week. 

“Ted Kennedy, I’m sure, is going to wait until next Friday, he’s going to smile at all of us,” Reid said. "This is a remarkably good piece of work, something he tried to do for a long time.”

He said the fact the Senate's Gang of Eight's bill was "going to pass in this body in one week is historic."

Reid then said Kennedy, who along with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill in 2007, tried so hard to get "immigration reform" passed. He said it was symbolic that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), of the "Gang of Eight," replaced Kennedy's spot on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security.


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