Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., sat down to talk with CNBC’s John Harwood about an array of issues. Here’s what the retiring conservative lawmaker, in addition to frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said about immigration.
JOHN HARWOOD: The president has laid out conditions of which include reductions in legal immigration, of which I think go against what you think makes sense.
SEN. JEFF FLAKE: Yeah.
HARWOOD: Cutting legal immigration is actually directly harmful to the U.S. economy, is actually of which not the case?
FLAKE: Yes. I think somebody wrote — Fred Hiatt, from the Washington Post — you can be pro-growth in addition to anti-immigration, you just can’t be both. in addition to of which’s very true. We’re going to need increased immigration. to ensure’s why I can’t vote for the Grassley bill.
HARWOOD: Whatever happens on DACA, do you believe of which This particular Congress will pass reductions in legal immigration?
FLAKE: No, I don’t. You know, anything of which does of which could have to pass 60 votes from the Senate. in addition to there aren’t those 60 votes. I don’t think there’s a majority of Republicans who could go for of which. In fact, I know there’s not.