Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Marco Rubio: Senate Doesn't Have The Votes To Pass Amnesty Bill
Awww. So sad.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) doesn’t believe the Gang of Eight immigration bill – which he authored — has enough votes to break a possible filibuster on the Senate floor. When asked on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday whether the bill has 60 “yes” votes, Rubio replied: “No, and I think even the Democrats would concede that.”
“There’s a few reasons for it, but one of the things we’ve learned over the last few weeks through the open process that happened through the committee process and all the public input that we’ve gotten is how little confidence people have that the federal government will enforce the law,” Rubio continued.[...]
“We don’t want to be back here in two years, in five years, 10 years dealing with another 5 or 10 million illegal immigrants,” Rubio said. “And so that’s the key. And people don’t trust the Department of Homeland Security to do this job or to come up with a plan that will do the job.”
No, really? And the junior senator from Florida is just finding this out?
Marco Rubio is an intelligent and well spoken politician, and there's a great deal to admire about him...but his behavior on this issue definitely isn't one of them. In fact, by touting this he pretty much has forfeited a great deal of credibility and unfortunately, proven that he's unable to deal with the duplicity and dishonesty of experienced Democrat operatives like NY Senator Chuck Schumer, who has played him like a violin throughout this entire regrettable process.
There's simply too much evidence of how the Democrat Left views enforcing our laws and
protecting our borders to push what amounts to amnesty through...not with midterms looming next year.
Here's a prediction for you - when this goes down in flames, watch how quickly President Obama rushes to implement amnesty via executive order.
It's about been about importing a large group of reliable and easily led Democrat voters rather than the good of the country, and it always has been, ever since the original amnesty back in 1986.