Friday, June 25, 2010

Washington Post: Kyl "Walks Back" White House Story

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Rachel Weiner of the Washington Post reports that Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is backing away from his earlier story meeting with President Barack Obama on immigration:


Earlier this week, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) caused a stir when he was quoted saying that President Obama personally told him the administration will not support stricter border enforcement until Republicans back broad immigration reform. The White House denied the claim. Now Kyl is saying that's not what he meant.

Kyl was quoted: "The president said the problem is if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform. In other words, they're holding it hostage."

In an interview with National Review, Kyl explained:

Kyl tells us that the comments were "taken a bit out of context," and that the "they" he was referring to was the Left, "the president's base," and not the administration. "I did not try to start a fight. This meeting happened a month ago and we were talking in the context of his political problems. He was talking about how they think that if we secure the border, you guys [Republicans] won't have the incentive to work on comprehensive immigration reform."

Is this a sign that Republicans want to tamp down the immigration fire that they've been stirring up?

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