Lindsey Graham Backs Away From Climate Bill

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Sure he helped write it, but that doesn't mean Lindsey Graham has to support the Senate's climate change and energy bill. The South Carolina Senator announced yesterday that he will stop participating in negotiations with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman on the bill because Senate Democrats have delayed its unveiling (which was supposed to happen tomorrow) in order to focus on immigration reform. And with that, Democrats have lost the only Republican who was willing to work with them on climate change and energy reform, leaving them to go it alone. It's starting to seem like they like it better that way.

Graham Pulls Support for Major Senate Climate Bill [NYT]