Lindsey Takes His Ball And Goes Home

April 26th, 2010at 07:04am Posted by Eli

Lindsey Graham refuses to support the climate change bill that has his own name on it:

The effort to enact comprehensive climate and energy legislation this year suffered a critical blow Saturday when Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), the key Republican proponent of the bill, withdrew his support because of what he said was a “cynical political” decision by Democrats to advance immigration legislation first.

The move forced the other two authors of the climate and energy bill, Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), to cancel a much-anticipated news conference planned for Monday at which they were to unveil the plan they negotiated with Graham.

Graham, who spent weeks working with Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on an immigration measure that will appeal to both parties, wrote in an open letter Saturday to leaders of the climate effort, “Moving forward on immigration — in this hurried, panicked manner — is nothing more than a cynical political ploy.”

I guess not everyone can be as noble and idealistic as the guy who co-authored an environmental bill that he doesn’t believe in.

Entry Filed under: Environment,Immigration,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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