« | »

Is Rubio Trying to Get Out Of The ‘Gang of Eight’?

From Breitbart:

Senate Aide: Rubio ‘Trying to Get Out of the Gang of Eight’

By Matthew Boyle | June 5, 2013

A high-ranking senate aide told Breitbart News on Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

“Rubio and his staff are trying to get out of the Gang of Eight,” the aide said. “They’re looking to use other Republican members as their parachute to get out.” …

What is stopping him? Just say ‘no.’ (By the way, ‘no’ is the Spanish word for ‘no.’) But maybe this is the problem when you join a gang.

Rubio spokesman Alex Conant did not respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment for this story.

So this could just be a rumor. But we can always hope.

Meanwhile, we have this from ABC News:

House Talks on Immigration Reform Near Collapse

By Jim Avila, Serena Marshall | June 5, 2013

Bipartisan meetings in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive immigration reform bill have failed, and the congressmen will meet for the last time today without reaching an agreement on a House bill, ABC News has learned.

The stumbling block is GOP insistence that newly legalized workers now working in the shadows have no access to government-sponsored health care during their 15-year pathway to citizenship, according to two sources with access to the secret house “Gang of 8″ meetings.

Democrats say that since these newly legalized immigrants would be paying taxes they should be eligible for benefits.

So the Democrats are the ones who are derailing this. Just as we predicted.

The stalemate is not expected to be solved and any immigration legislation from the House would likely proceed in piecemeal fashion…

Let’s hope it fails completely. We already have a path to citizenship. The most generous in the world.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Is Rubio Trying to Get Out Of The ‘Gang of Eight’?”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    IMO Rubio has already screwed his chances of re-election. Turned out to be a king-sized RINO in a Tea Party year

  2. yadayada says:

    another bails out. Rubio is simply higher profile so he finds it difficult to extricate himself.


  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What befuddles me with this guy is trying to figure out what’s in it for him. Was he planning to switch parties if this thing got passed so he could then collect the brand new immigrant vote while he got to be a power in DC?

    Or, the more likely scenario is that he’s just as naive as McCain in that he believes the BS the democrats lay down about securing that border (someday) so that he can have his name on some “significant” legislation for future reference which would only be a source of derision by both sides anyhow.

    Politics indeed does make strange bedfellows but for crying out loud, when you’re playing with fire expect to get burned.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »