He said that his staff has been in communications with the gang staff, but its not yet called “the gang of eight plus one,” he joked.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the members of the group of eight, praised Paul’s remarks.
“The consensus continues to grow in favor of immigration reform that contains a path to citizenship. While there are certainly differences between our emerging product and Senator Paul’s outline, there is also a lot of common ground. In the coming months, Congress has a unique opportunity to make America a fairer and economically stronger place. We must come together to seize this opportunity.”
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.