Johnny and Saxby

Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Immigration Reform

on May 22 | in In Focus | by | with Comments Off

Daniel Malloy of the AJC reports:

The landmark immigration reform bill made it through a Senate committee last night, and its key backers are hard at work wooing their colleagues before it hits the floor, as witnessed today by Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Chambliss shared a ride on the subterranean train from Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol with Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, members of the “Gang of Eight” who wrote the bill. As the trio arrived at the Capitol, I approached Chambliss and asked him his thoughts on the bill.

“Well now’s the time to look at it since it’s in its final form, and that’s what we’re doing,” Chambliss said.

A couple steps in front of us, McCain turned around and said: “Put him down as a yes, an unequivocal yes.”

This immigration fight has just begun.

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