Skip to comments.Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support
Posted on 06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT by Fred
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would have required exactly that.
Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to Americas at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
I support Senator Thunes efforts to require completion of double layered border fencing, Rubio said in a statement after voting against the amendment. Properly deployed, these fences have proven highly effective in limiting illegal crossings. That is why the current bill requires $1.5 billion be spent specifically on a border fence plan."
"However, his amendment does not detail a specific border plan," Rubio claimed. "Therefore, I opposed his amendment and instead continue to work with my Republican colleagues to arrive at a new measure that improves on the significant border security measures already in the bill.
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No biggie folks. It’s only a lesser evil. I’m sure you understand. Democrats are worse after all...
Marco Rubio—Senator from Mexico
Los Gangstas de Ocho have no intention of stopping the foreign national invasion. In fact, their poke in the eye bill is only going to turn the invasion into a stampede.
Marco wants a plan for the fence he just doesn’t actually want the fence. :-)
Poke him with a fork, he’s done.
We have only one party now in this country . . . the democratic party . . . that’s all . . .
Los Gangstas de Ocho = Las Conchas de Ocho
And a whole bunch more on the right that can’t wait to vote for more of it as long as they ‘win’.
This crap is really messed up. Rather than safeguard America, they are all about getting the illegals what they want asap with nothing to delay it, no matter what the reason.
Yet Americans have always favored securing the border first.
When you stoop to selling out with the likes of Lisa Merkowski, you have officially hit the bottom of the barrel. This is the vote that the old GOP turncoat, Charlie Crist, would have made.
What an enormous mistake!
rubio ought to be dead to anyone calling themselves a conservative, by now.
The RINO is talking out of both sides of his mouth, still.
Rubio actually believes if you give these cockroaches amnesty that they will vote Republican..he is only fooling himself..the Dems are laughing at him, behind his back and even to his face he’s just too stupid to see it..Dems want the border open for one simple reason, more Dem voters coming in, why Rubio wants it, some idiotic notion that they will vote Republican
Good thing Rubio’s a Republican. Think of how much worse it would be were he a Democrat! </S>
Wow this turncoat has gone full-libtard.
Why? plenty of them were told by people who knew him on sites across the net what he really was and they rushed to vote for him. To this day there are Freepers defending him and making excuses for Levin/Rush’s refusal to condemn him.
People are getting what they asked for and now they are upset.
Imagine my surprise. Maybe next time they will remember principles do matter and ‘purists’ are not the problem. I feel horrible for America, but not for the willfully ignorant.
Rubio sure played Florida conservatives for suckers...
“I actually did vote for the fence before I voted against it.”
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