â€?If they jam through health care,â€? said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, then Democrats will have â€?poisoned the wellâ€? on other issues. He was interviewed Sunday on ABCâ€™s â€?This Week.â€?If the Kennedy-McCain bill failed, I don't see how the Schumer-Graham bill will do any better.
An immigration proposal he has been working on with Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, would likely fall victim to the worsened environment, he said. [As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too, By Peter Baker, New York Times, March 14, 2010]