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Kennedy Not Giving Up On Amnesty Bill

From The Hill:

Kennedy: ‘We are not giving up’

By Klaus Marre

June 08, 2007

Senators in the bipartisan coalition that tried to reach a deal on a comprehensive immigration bill vowed Friday that their fight is not over, despite Thursday night’s failed cloture vote.

“We are not giving up,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), one of the key architects of the deal. “We are not giving in.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had tried to force the Senate to wrap up debate and vote on the underlying bill. However, the effort fell 15 votes short of the 60 needed to succeed. Republicans strongly criticized Reid for the move, arguing that they needed more time to offer and discuss amendments.

Kennedy appeared to concur to a certain degree.

“The United States Senate, I believe, is a chemical place,” he said at a press conference. “There’s a flow to activity here. The tide comes in and goes out. And once in a while, the stars get lined up correctly, and we move ahead. That moment can’t be manufactured. And it always takes more time than you think.”

Kennedy, Specter and Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) all expressed hope that their compromise deal could still be passed later this year.

“We’re inside the 10-yard line and we’ve got four downs,” Graham said. “And I like our chances.”

Block that metaphor, Mr. Kennedy. 

But why are the people who are so hell-bent on destroying our country always so damned tenacious?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 8th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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