Skip to comments.Rubio insists he isn't being played by Schumer
Posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
Sen. Marco Rubio was dismissive Sunday of some conservatives' concerns that Democrats are taking advantage of him to help pass an immigration bill.
"Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done," the Florida Republican said on ABC's "This Week," after being pressed on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is "playing him," as commentator Ann Coulter has claimed.
"I don't focus a lot on public polling, but if you look at these public polls, it's clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken legal immigration system that needs to be reformed," he said.
That came after Rubio had already offered an even more dismissive answer to host Jon Karl, who asked "Are you being played by the Democrats? Is Chuck Schumer playing you, is essentially the charge?"
Rubio's answer: "I don't -- I quite frankly, I don't even know what that means."
Rubio was also insistent that while some conservatives are opposed to the immigration bill, he agrees with them on "virtually every other issue."
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I feel better. Don’t you?
Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey bets you cant find five members of Congress who have read the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill.
The former Democrat is experienced at reading large bills the Congress seems inclined to pass without reading, such as Obamacare. She tabs them, underlines them and tries to see the big picture of what will happen if the provisions of the bill are implemented.
In an interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas, McCaughey brought her dog-eared immigration bill with her and pointed to it repeatedly
One idiot in a roomfull of idiots does not make him a genius.
That commercial with Paul Ryan in it? I can’t stand hearing the lies. I have to turn it off.
I beg to differ. Schumer is working to get Democrats elected and sticking it to the American people. Rubio was elected to prevent that from happening. Who's worse - Charles Cornwallis (Schumer) or Benedict Arnold (Rubio)?
Like a drum, Marco; like a drum.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Who's smarter - the dupes who voted for Rubio, or the man who duped them?
On this one issue of an 800 page bill, I would vote NO.
I do NOT want to see omnibus comprehensive bills which are full of provisions which we don’t know about, and don’t come to light until a bill is signed into law.
Didn’t we learn from Obamacare that continually changing the wording of bills up until the last minute, and voting on a 2000 page bill nobody has read, is a recipe for disaster?
An 800 page bill is a big NO vote in my opinion.
We may need to make some changes to immigration, and deal with illegal aliens, but doing it in some “comprehensive overhaul” is unlikely to accomplish what people hope for.
Break it into pieces and let’s vote on that. Let’s secure the border, vote on that first. Let’s decide what should be done about illegal aliens, separate from the major increase in LEGAL immigration which is part of this huge bill. Let’s break it all up and deal with individually. And let’s have the guts to vote NO and risk being criticized by the MSNBC crowd.
Yeah, by reform, most Americans want them arrested, processed and deported. Enforce the law. BTW, the NSA should be able to locate every single one of them seeing as how they know anyone that's called or received foreign phone calls.
Yeah, and the industrialists, SA, the Weimar crowd and the German generals all thought that they could keep that Hitler fellow on a short leash while he fronted for them. Remind me how that worked out.
That is a good point. In a war battle, who would you despise more, your enemy who is fighting to defeat you, or soldiers from your own side who joined with your enemy to fight against you?
I’m getting madder at Rubio by the day.
He’s pushing legislation that will destroy this country and lying about it. He’s flipping and flopping (now no enforcement first, though earlier he promised he wouldn’t support it unless enforcement came first). I’ll never trust this jerk on anything in the future.
More likely Rubio is being blackmailed by Blackmail Barry.
The flip flopping is just for public consumption - he presents the face most conducive to winning future elections, depending on the audience. Ultimately, the guy's no Benedict Arnold - Arnold could be bought, whereas Rubio's core conviction is that we need to replace the American population with tens of millions of people from Latin America.
Aww c’mon, Kick the football.
They won’t pull it away at the last second.
The nation is crumbling with all kinds of corruption; big government waste, cronyism, kickbacks, special interests running the agenda for themselves as each layer of government becomes deeper while there is no oversight. Then they tell us to trust them by making another huge layered of government. No one should be doing anything. Because haven't they done enough already. Obamacare, now compassionate amnesty. They should have no support on this from all of us. They are working for themselves. They don't care about us out here who make the country work but we don't get a say.
Bye Marco! Sleep with dogs and you get fleas.
Frankly, it doesn't really matter whether Chuckie is "playing" Marco or not. Marco's statement about "immigration reform" tells us everything we need to know and, as other posters have noted, Rubio is "playing" conservatives.