Marco Rubio is a very attractive candidate for a whole variety of reasons. He’s also completely unacceptable to me, because of the Gang of Eight. As of today, Marco is still insisting it was a good bill.
Instead of rejecting the bill’s policies, Rubio defended proposal, which would have tripled green card dispensations, doubled foreign workers visa-issuances, granted amnesty to the illegal immigrant population and gutted interior enforcement. Rubio explained that his La Raza-backed bill was “the best that could be done” at the time to “fix our immigration laws.”
The Gang of Eight was a bill that was, that was dealt with three years ago. It was an effort to fix our immigration laws. It was the best that could be done in a Senate that was controlled by [Democratic Sen.] Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) at the time. And then the hope was that the House would take it up and make it better. But it was a way to start that.
Rubio did not explain why a bill supported unanimously by Senate Democrats, the White House, nearly every House Democrat, and nearly every progressive open borders group, was the “best” outcome for Republicans.