Friday, June 15, 2007

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) on the current agreement for amendments: There may not be a deal! In an interview with Ed Morrissey, Sen. Ensign said the following:
That is what people are talking about. We're a long way away from that deal getting done, because every time you hear that a deal's being done, it blows up, so ... We have to make sure we see the list of amendments first that are approved. You know, they can't just be phony amendments. I talked with Lindsey Graham, one of the big supporters of the bill yesterday, and he told me that he is not going to -- that he will withdraw his support of the bill unless we have the money for interior enforcement ...
In this interview, Ensign also stressed that he believed in a "comprehensive" solution to immigration problems. Ensign also "pledged to torpedo any bill that did not have actual funds for border security and that allowed illegal aliens to receive Social Security benefits that they fraudulently acquired." So, if the bill has those conditions, will he vote for cloture?