Reid blasts Cornyn's border-security amendment as a "poison pill"

“We have a senator from Texas, Senator Cornyn who wants to change border security, a trigger, saying that it has to be a 100 percent border security, or [there will] be no bill. That’s a poison pill,” Reid said on Univision’s Al Punto.

“If people have suggestions like they did in the Judiciary Committee to change the bill a little bit, I’ll be happy to take a look at that. But we’re not going to have big changes.”

Reid argued that significant heft, including Border Patrol officers as well as drones, have been added to the nation’s border with Texas in recent years and that Republicans who are arguing for increased border security as a condition of supporting the Senate legislation are only trying to upset the delicate bill negotiations.

“Let’s not carry this to extremes,” Reid said. “This is only an attempt to hurt the bill.”