Grayson chastises KY Senate for ramming through immigration bill

Trey Grayson
Trey Grayson

By Elizabeth Donatelli - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Outgoing Secretary of State Trey Grayson said action by his own party "disappointed" him and it was "all about politics."

Grayson was referring to Kentucky's Senate Bill 6, an immigration bill similar to the controversial law Arizona passed. Grayson criticized SB 6, one of the several pieces of Republican legislation rammed through in the first part of the session, for flying through the State Senate without the cost analysis attached to it.

"You can make a case that something like Senate Bill 6 might be needed in Kentucky in a sober way, but just slamming it through the way it was done showed it was about politics," said Grayson. "I was disappointed in that."

Grayson did say he applauds the Republican-controlled Senate for passing through legislation in the first week of the session.

When we asked Grayson if he was going to endorse David Williams, the Senate president who is running for governor, he said he cannot make endorsements because of his new job, which is director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Grayson did, however, talk about the current governor who is running for a second term.

"I have enjoyed working with Gov. (Steve) Beshear, but if you were to ask me what he wants to do in the second term, I don't have any idea," said Grayson. "He doesn't really have a lot of an agenda, and I think he's really missing an opportunity."

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