The immigration reform bill worked out late last week by Senate Republicans and Democrats likely will fail, former senator and possible presidential candidate Fred Thompson said here Sunday.
Thompson, speaking at the National Restaurant Association annual show, said the bill will not win the support of the American people because they don’t trust senators’ promises to block illegal immigrants from crossing the Mexican border into the U.S.
“Nobody believes them. It goes to the bigger issue of the lack of credibility our government has these days,” said Thompson, who was greeted with hoots and applause from the 2,300 convention attendees who filled a ballroom at the McCormick Place convention center.
Thompson also blasted China, saying that the PRC “is ‘making deals with every bloodthirsty dictator they can’ to feed its growing economy’s need for energy.”