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Rubio: ‘Gang Of 8′ Amnesty Bill Can’t Pass House

From the Politico:

Marco Rubio: Gang of Eight’s immigration bill can’t pass the House

By SEUNG MIN KIM | April 30, 2013

Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged Tuesday on a conservative radio talk show that the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill won’t likely pass the Republican-led House.

Which has always been Obama’s plan all along, to have this or any immigration bill die in the House, so the House Republicans can be blamed. Which, the Democrats hope will increase the Hispanic turnout in the midterms.

So, just like Obama’s gun control push, it would be so much better if this gets killed in the Senate.

The comments from Rubio, perhaps the most influential congressional Republican on immigration, illustrate the challenges facing the prospects for reform after months of private negotiations by a bipartisan coalition of senators produced a wide-ranging, 844-page bill.

It also illustrates why the framers gave us a Houses of Representatives. People who have to be re-elected every year. So they are more responsive to the will of the people.

“The bill that’s in place right now probably can’t pass the House,” Rubio told Mike Gallagher, a nationally syndicated talk show host. “It will have to be adjusted, because people are very suspicious about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws now.”

He continued: “That is a very legitimate suspicion, it’s one that I share, and if there’s anything we can do to make [the bill] even tighter … that’s exactly what we should be working on.”

In a separate radio appearance Tuesday, Rubio elaborated on the challenges facing the legislation in the House, saying the enforcement mechanisms in the Senate legislation would need to be much stronger in order to pass the lower chamber…

Both of these comments would seem to indicate that Rubio is having his own second thoughts about the Gang Of Eight’s plan.

The Florida Republican called the Gang of Eight bill a “starting point” and urged opponents to propose changes to the bill, not try to kill it altogether.

“Let’s try to fix it,” Rubio said on Gallagher’s show. “Let’s try to change it, but to just say let’s defeat the whole thing, I don’t think that’s a productive approach either.” …

Why don’t we just try to fix the laws we already have on the books? Which we could do by simply enforcing them.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Rubio: ‘Gang Of 8′ Amnesty Bill Can’t Pass House”

  1. Marco Rubio

    What freaking traitor

  2. captstubby

    Republican,Democrat,Houses of Representatives,Senate,
    Gang Of Eight,Obama,what ever .
    it was always
    “All Roads Lead To Rome ” in any form
    immigration reform bill the American People never approved.
    the will of the people is Washington Democrat !

  3. Liberals Demise

    (Sniff sniff)
    What about the children?
    (Sniff sniff)

  4. Noyzmakr

    We have got to get the progressive Republicans and rinos out of the senate. They are infecting almost every decent conservative that makes entrance to D.C.. I don’t care if we don’t control the senate for a decade. At least with 40 Republicans with spines, we could block almost anything the demoncrats try. But with wishy washy idiots like Graham and McCain always joining the demoncrats ( especially during years they aren’t on the ballot) infecting good ole homegrown conservatives this country is finished. Sadly, this is true anyway but we might have a chance if we turn it around now or we will end up as the Romans did. On the rubbish pile of history.

    Rubio may have never really believed what he was saying anyway. He is a politician. Rush seems to think that he’s making all these moves precisely because he knows it can’t pass the house. He’s selling out his base in order to get some mythical hispanic votes when he runs for president. That seems pretty stupid to me. But what else is new for republicans?

    Thank God for Ted Cruz……so far he’s shown some backbone.




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