Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell had some thoughts on the immigration bill. It is a useful check on the hysteria on the right:
“This is a divisive issue” for both parties, said McConnell, a Kentucky Republican. But, he said, “I don’t think there’s a single member of either party next year who is going to fail to be re-elected over this issue.”
He also expressed support and compared it to last year’s bill, which he also supported:
McConnell, who last year was among 23 Republicans who voted for a Senate-passed immigration bill that died in the House, said he probably will vote for the latest version.
“It’s a big improvement over the bill that passed the Senate last year,” McConnell said. “I would rather act than not act, and I am not looking for an absolutely perfect piece of legislation.”