Sen. Chuck Schumer, a leader of the Senate Gang of Eight, would not commit Thursday to voting for an amendment in the immigration bill that would allow gay Americans to sponsor their foreign partners for green cards.
Schumer stressed that he backs the amendment, but all four Republican negotiators say they would not be able to support the immigration bill if the language was included.
“Look, this one is something … I worry about all the time,” Schumer told reporters during a break in the day-long Judiciary Committee markup of the legislation. “I’m a good sleeper, but I wake up in the morning thinking of these things, sometimes early in the morning.”
When asked if he would vote for the amendment, called the Uniting American Families Act, Schumer said: “I’m not going to get into speculatives.”