Senator Lindsey Graham is more optimistic than many of his Senate colleagues over comphreshive immigration reform.
“I think we’re going to get plus-70 votes,” Graham said on Meet the Press this morning. “I’ve never been more optimistic about it.”
Earlier this morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Graham’s fellow Gang of Eight member Bob Menendez wasn’t willing to say the bill would get more than 70 votes.
When asked about the next presidential election, Graham said “it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016” if House and Senate Republicans don’t pass immigration reform. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he explained.