Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a probable GOP presidential candidate, said in order to win the 2016 elections, Republicans need to gain Hispanic voters by pushing a “long, hard path to citizenship” reports the Washington Times.
“If I were president of the United States, I would veto any bill that did not have a pathway to citizenship,” Graham said.
Graham said he believes immigration is a key issue that will make or break the 2016 election.
“I mean, we’ve got a big hole we’ve dug with Hispanics. We’ve gone from 44 percent of the Hispanic vote (in the 2004 presidential election) to 27 percent (in 2012). You’ll never convince me… It’s not because of the immigration debate,” Graham said to USA Today.
Graham is expected to give a formal presidential announcement in the upcoming weeks.