Reid: ‘Committed to comprehensive’ reform
Reid, a Nevada lawmaker, responded that Democrats were “committed to comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform,” and said that Bush was “flat out wrong about what happened to the immigration bill.”
“It was President Bush and Republicans in Congress who lacked the backbone to stand up to the extreme right-wing of their party” and vote for a bipartisan plan, Reid said in a statement.
“Sadly, President Bush and Republican leaders could not even get senators who supported and endorsed this bill to vote for it,” said Sen. Ken Salazar, Colorado Democrat, in a statement.
The immigration debate has been complicated by November’s congressional elections in which Democrats are threatening to seize control of both houses from Bush’s Republican Party.