Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reacted to the bipartisan immigration framework unveiled Monday afternoon with cautious praise and a call for continued bipartisanship.
He said in an afternoon statement:
“Reforming our broken immigration system and securing our nation’s borders are crucial objectives that our nation needs to address and I appreciate the hard work that has gone into the framework announced today. When the President addresses this issue Tuesday, I hope he will take a bipartisan approach rather than delivering another divisive partisan speech.
“In order for any reform to be successful, congressional committees will have to review and write legislation through regular order, and all members must have an opportunity to debate and amend any legislation that comes to the floor. This effort is too important to be written in a back room and sent to the floor with a take-it-or-leave it approach. It needs to be done on a bipartisan basis and include ideas from both sides of the aisle.”