Speaking to reporters in Nevada, Reid was adamant that an immigration package include provisions beyond merely granting undocumented immigrants a form of legal status short of full citizenship.
Reid posed for a photo with a pistol at his home after the interview. He explained that he used to be a hunter and still has a “room full of guns” in his house. On the topic of gun violence, he expressed support for mental health care and said, “I think there can be general agreement that we can do a much more thorough and better job” of figuring out the backgrounds of would-be gun buyers.
The Nevada Democrat also reiterated his position, reported early this week, that he would not support moving a radical change in filibuster rules on a simple majority vote. He did not rule out using a simple-majority vote to make the changes to the rules that he does envision, however, the Sun reported.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.