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Graham: Amnesty Only Way to Prevent GOP 'Demographic Death Spiral'

Graham: Amnesty Only Way to Prevent GOP 'Demographic Death Spiral'


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that immigration reform will pass the Senate with flying colors – more than 70 votes. He said that without passing the bill, the Republican Party would enter a “demographic death spiral.” “I’m going to leave you on a positive note,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I think we’re going to have a political breakthrough that Congress is going to pass immigration reform. I think we’re going to get plus-70 votes. I’ve never been more optimistic about it.”

Graham then picked his favorite 2016 candidates – and leading the list was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. “If we don’t pass immigration reform, if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016,” he said. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

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