Friday on MSNBC’s “Live With Velshi and Ruhle,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), approach to immigration is not viable like hardliner Rep. Steve King (R-IA).
After being interrupted by a phone call from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Graham said, “You asked me a question, what would the president take. The point I’m trying to make is at 10:00 Thursday morning, he thought this was a pretty good proposal. We could always make it better. Now they’ve taken a hard-edged approach all I can say is we’re not going to end immigration for DACA. The Tom Cotton approach has no viability here. He’s become sort of the Steve King of the Senate. I like Tom but on immigration, he’s putting something on the table that there’s just no market for in phase one. As soon as the White House understands there’s a bandwidth here for phase one that will include border security and DACA and a few other things, we’ll get a deal.”
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