June 25th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

Sen. John McCain talks Immigration Bill and Snowden

New Day has its eye on Washington this morning, where an immigration reform bill may make it out of the Senate on the strength of a bipartisan compromise, steeply beefing up border security, and retaining a path to citizenship. But the fate of the bill is up to the House, and no one knows if it will pass.

Senator John McCain weighs in on the bill. “This is a border security measure which I think should suffice to satisfy any critic,” McCain says. “It is a… tough way forward so that we can resolve this and bring 11 million people out of the shadows.”

Meanwhile NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s whereabouts remain a mystery, causing major headaches for the White House. The administration believes he’s now hiding out in Russia and testing relations between the two governments.

A member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator McCain explains the diplomatic issues now at hand with Russia.

According to McCain, every shred of evidence indicates that Snowden is in Russia and the U.S. has to start dealing with President Vladimir Putin seriously. “He is an old KGB colonel apparatchik that has disdain for democracy and the things we stand for and believe in and if he sees a situation, he’ll take advantage of it.”  

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    I agree Frances ! I think most congressman's view's on this country are backwards. This is a major blow to Obama administration. I feel like it's one blow after another lately.

    January 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  2. Frances Rude

    Mr. Mccain made a comment that Mr. Putin,"stole a ring". Well, our government "stole" identities.This is being totally ignored. Meaning tooooooo much concentration on Mr. Snowden.people right in our OWN government have broken the law. Some view Mr. Snowden as a hero;Some a traitor. I view him as a scape-goat.

    June 25, 2013 at 11:52 am | Reply

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