Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “Our immigration bill has received widespread support and praise…the American people are overwhelmingly in favor of immigration reform, And will not be satisfied with calls for delays and impediments towards the bill. I would say to my colleagues — and I understand their views are heartfelt — the chairman has a very open process. I say that particularly to those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in Boston as, I would say, excuse for not doing a bill or delaying in many months or years,” he added.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “I never said that I never said that!”
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “I never said you did, sir, as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) chimed in to add that he didn’t “appreciate the demeaning of witnesses. Those remarks were not aimed at anyone on this committee or the three witnesses, There were people out there, you read it in the newspapers, who’ve said it.”