Rubio just stepped into a big pile of shit and it is sticking to his shoes.
Hey kid, you read the damned bill while you are writing it, when it is finished, and before it gets out of committee.
Elementary error which may cost you any future conservative support.
Don’t be like McCain, McConnell, Bonehead or Goober. Stupid is no way to go through life.
It’s CNS that needs to read the bill, not Rubio. Rubio said, “you cant forge any passports. Thats a federal crime now. That is 100% correct. Federal law (18 U.S.C. 1543) already prohibits forging ANY passports, and this bill wouldn’t change that. What this bill would do is create a NEW offense of “trafficking” passports, which applies to people who forge 3+. The new offense would go after the “dealers,” so to speak.
This immigration bill is bad enough on its own terms. There’s no need to make up additional stuff.
Rubio could've come out and said whoa pardners, let's go back into committee, review this bill and see what's in it. But nooooooo, once bought, he stays bought, as Rubio is an honest politician. Rubio was all in and he went along.
For someone, who thought he had a future in the Republican Party, this was stupid, stupid, stupid and everyone was telling Rubio, this was stupid.
But Marco Polo Rubio knew better, he could find the gold nugget in that pile of dung.
But Schumer, who is not an honest politician, lied. There was no nugget, just BS all the way down. Rubio, at best, got rolled. In reality, he went along. Someone sold him that this was a good idea. I say hire that man, who sold Rubio, he's a great salesman.