Blame it on the hack
To hear Todd Gillman tell it, the immigration bill didn't pass because of Cornyn and Hutchison:
I think the failure of the bill has lots more to do with Harry Reid's disdainful approach.
The immigration deal that crumbled last week in the Senate had little chance in the House anyway, in part because Texas' senators were never on board.
Without political cover from Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, there was little hope for inroads among Texas Republicans in the House, who demand a security-first approach rather than a security-and-legalization combo.
And without that large bloc, few conservatives from other states would have lent their votes.
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