WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Monday's unveiling of a compromise Senate climate bill was postponed on Saturday, Democratic Senator John Kerry said, after a dispute arose over unrelated immigration reform legislation.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said earlier on Saturday he would have to pull out of the bipartisan climate change effort because of concerns Democrats would push forward with a debate on immigration reform, rather than the climate change bill, in the Senate.
Kerry said he hoped to keep working for passage of a climate bill.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
They are ALL playing GAMES with our future..... AS we have learned just over the last few months. If Dems want it bad enough, they will find a way to make it happen. Back room sweet deals, bribes, coercion.. Whatever it takes... The unofficial slogan of the Obama administration (from the words of one of the admin, himself) NEVER let a good crisis go to waste..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:16 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by roachiesmom at 2:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Blackmail!!!!!!!?????????? Where is the blackmail - exactly???? What did Graham threaten to let out if Kerry didn't do what he wanted??? Did you question the strong-arm tactics by the dems over the health care bill with all the calling to the WH, the closed door discussions, the rides on AF1, the bribery, and everything that went on? Graham decides to walk away because the immigration is going to be yet another rush through the Congress bill which is something that should be done contemplatively.
Blackmail - 2 a : extortion or coercion by threats especially of public exposure or criminal prosecution b : the payment that is extorted (Webster online dictionary) So, how does this word fit Sen Graham's withdrawal from the bill?
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:44 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:01 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:49 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:02 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
100% blackmail. Same as the health care votes that were coerced for OTHER things..How is this ANY different? Holding up ONE bill about something entirely different
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:12 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Answer by 29again at 7:37 PM on Apr. 25, 2010