Signs point to climate, energy legislation rollout without Graham

Sens. John KerryJohn KerryCongress, Trump need a united front to face down Iran One year ago today we declared ISIS atrocities as genocide Trump’s realism toward Iran is stabilizing force for Middle East MORE (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) appear to be heading toward a climate and energy bill unveiling as soon as next week without co-author Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate takes up NATO membership for Montenegro Republicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Graham: 'I'm glad' Ivanka will be working in the White House MORE (R-S.C.).

Lieberman opened the door to the prospect Tuesday night.

Now, Bloomberg reports that “New legislation to limit U.S. greenhouse gas emissions will be released without the support of the Republican lawmaker who helped write the measure, Senator Joseph Lieberman said today.”

Lieberman told reporters that “we can’t wait any longer,” their story states.  A Senate source tells The Hill that “although Senator Graham may not be present at the press conference, the understanding is that he still supports the bill.”

Graham last month suspended his backing for trying to advance the measure through the Senate.

Graham is furious that Democratic leaders plan to push immigration legislation this year, claiming it will spark a divisive political battle that will sink prospects for the climate and energy measure.