Reid challenges Bush on immigration

Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.) yesterday challenged President Bush to rally congressional Republicans behind the Senate’s immigration bill.

In a nationally televised address Monday night, Bush tempered his endorsement of a temporary-worker program with an announcement that he plans to send 6,000 members of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexican border.

But Reid said Bush has not gone far enough to pave the way for enactment of a carefully brokered Senate plan.

The president “needs to look first at his Republican leadership in the Senate and say something negative about this monstrous House bill,” Reid told reporters.