Tags: graham | immigration

Lindsey Graham: Immigration Bill Will Pass With 70 Votes

Image: Lindsey Graham: Immigration Bill Will Pass With 70 Votes

Sunday, 16 Jun 2013 11:26 AM

By Greg Richter

The immigration reform bill currently before the Senate will easily pass with at least 70 votes, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday.

However, if Congress as a whole fails to pass an immigration bill, Republicans can kiss any chance at the White House goodbye, Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

After eight years of Obama policies, people will be looking for something different in the 2016 presidential elections, Graham said. He suggested former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as possible contenders.

But if immigration reform doesn't pass, he said, all of them can forget it.

"We're in a demographic death spiral as a party," he said, "and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don't do that it really doesn't matter who we run."

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

AG Nominee Gets 2 GOP Endorsements After Witnesses Attack DOJ

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:33 PM

Two Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general, but not befor . . .

Recalling Late John Myers of Indiana, Congress' 'Mr. Nice Guy'

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:23 PM

Following the news on Tuesday that former Rep. John T. Myers died, the immediate reminiscences were not about the Indian . . .

House Dems Seek Better Messaging for 2016

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 23:01 PM

Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they hu . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved