Skip to comments.Marco Rubio, GOP Leaders: We'll 'Absolutely' Try Again on Amnesty If We Gain Control of Senate
Posted on 05/15/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT by Falcon28
Conservatives who believe that winning back control of the Senate will destroy any chance of amnesty legislation passing are sorely mistaken. In fact, a Republican-controlled Congress may make it easier to provide a path to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants if this Congress fails to do so.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has his eye on the GOP presidential nomination and was the central figure who backed the Senate's amnesty bill that passed last year, said that Republicans in the Senate would "absolutely" take up amnesty legislation again if they gain a net of six seats to take back the upper chamber. He indicated that piecemeal or bite-sized bills would be better than his Gang of Eight amnesty bill that he championed and which faced stiff resistance from House conservatives.
If Republicans retain the House, that would mean GOP leaders like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who would become Majority Leader, and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) may promptly abandon the conservative base to strike a deal on amnesty legislation.
Rubio conceded that he did not "think a comprehensive bill can pass," but emphasized that he did not "want us to waste another two years on an approach that has no chance of passing."
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If one of these illegals that Obama released goes on a killing spree I wonder if Rubio will talk about “defacto amnesty” and why we need illegals making lawsuits to codify a prison break.
Amnesty = United States of Thelma and Louise.
The Dems are fighting the Repub Base.
The Repub leadership is fighting the Repub Base.
Can anyone say, “Sold out”?
Truly the USSA is now a One Party (Police) State.
The Repub leadership works for the Dems now.
Will the voters oust the current Repub leadership and get actual Republicans instead?
Or will they keep pulling the lever for RINO-DEMs?
The next time you hear a Freeper telling you that you must vote GOP ‘no matter what’, perhaps you all should realize that person is telling you they support this. Because this is included in ‘no matter what’
Then ask them why they are on a conservative website.
I don’t know who’s the worse enemy of the United States, Obama or the Republican elites.
Well then let’s hope that you and other stupid idiots like you don’t regain control of the senate.
I really can’t wait to vote you out of office, you sleazebag.
Another reason I’m not voting for Mitch (Harry’s Bitch) McConnell on Tuesday. And I am not voting for him in November either. I don’t give a damn how many flyers the NRA sends me touting his “conservative” credentials.
Just what good is a pro gun record after he legalizes 15 million illegal Mexicans?
It’s like saying, yeah, Mitch will screw you, but he’ll use a lube and whisper sweet nothings in your ear while he’s doing it.
The worst by far is the people that willfully and knowingly empower Republican elites. Because they are stabbing the entire country in the back rather than openly opposing constitutional governance.
Who the hell are these bass turds working for? The Mexican government or the U.S. taxpayers?
My kids have no future in this country, I’m afraid.
What real world experience does Rubio have? /rhet
If the republicans take back the senate so they can pass amnesty they’ll do it without my vote.
This is all about putting continuing pressure on the House.
Amnesty has already passed the Senate. Why would Republicans IN THE SENATE take it up again?
Rubio is being very disingenuous.
Amnesty has already passed the Senate.
This is pressure on the House to pass their version of it (which will be stripped and passed as the Senate's version).
If the quote is correct, I assume that the GOP has given up on the idea and will push it past the election.
Meanwhile the braggadocio of Obama continues as the White house keeps telegraphing their ability to ‘bypass congress’. Every week they announce a new area where they’ll ‘bypass congress’. Immigration, Global warming, Minimum Wage, the constant ‘re-understanding.
Has Venezuela provided a leftist road map for U.S Democrats to subjugate the population?
Nobody is stopping House Republicans from passing amnesty. They already have the majority. And the House will likely be more conservative after the mid-terms.
This is pent-up frustration by the Ruling Class.
Conservatives better start campaigning hard on an anti amnesty and draw a clear picture of choice for the voter.
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