The Washington Times, 5/24/7

The Senate’s No. 2 Republican yesterday said he has told President Bush to be prepared to save their party from a bad immigration bill through his veto pen.

The comments from Minority Whip Trent Lott of Mississippi came minutes before the Senate voted to cut in half the guest-worker program in the massive immigration bill, the first blow that strained, but did not break, the bipartisan coalition trying to pass the measure.

Mr. Lott said Mr. Bush needs to get more involved in the debate by drawing lines in the sand that Democrats can’t cross.