Yeah, I bet it is Mr. Corker….
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His claims are highly unlikely given that that Schumer has reportedly accepted his amendment and never would have if they were true.
Excerpted from The Hill: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Thursday his planned amendment to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill is so tough on border security that it’s “almost overkill.”
“For people who are concerned about border security, once they see what’s in this bill, it’s almost overkill,” Corker said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”
“I think if that’s the issue that people have, I think everyone working together has come up with a way to deal with that issue, so I do hope that we can send it over to the House with some momentum.”
Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement on Thursday on a “border surge plan” that would replace the border security plan in the Gang of Eight bill with tougher language.
Corker, who spearheaded the agreement with Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) wouldn’t discuss the details of the agreement before its planned afternoon release, but said it should “meet the concerns” of those who worry the reform package does not focus enough on border security.
The agreement is a breakthrough in Senate negotiations on a comprehensive immigration reform deal that is in the critical final stages of debate. Senate proponents of the plan are hopeful the bill will get an overwhelming majority of support so that it has momentum as it heads to the House.