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Reid challenges Bush on immigration

Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake 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.