Responding to a report indicating that President Obama will call for same-sex couples to be covered in immigration reform, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Tuesday said the issue is "not of paramount importance at this time." The Senate's recently unveiled reform plan does not address same-sex couples' immigration issues.
"We’ll have to look at it," McCain said on "CBS This Morning." "We’ll have to gauge how the majority of Congress feels. But that, to me, is a red flag that, frankly, we will address in time. We need to get broad consensus over on our proposal to start with. And there are a number of very difficult issues we have to resolve. And as the critics said, we have to go to the floor of the Senate, we have to debate, we have to amend, and we look forward to working with both Republicans and Democrats on both sides of the aisle and the President."
BuzzFeed reported late Monday that Obama will include same-sex couples in his immigration reform plan, which he is scheduled to announce during a speech in Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday.