It appears as if Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t on board with President Trump’s agenda, after he basically called the President’s immigration plan dead on arrival in the Senate.
Rubio, who’s pro-amnesty, said there’s no way they’ll be able to get 60 votes to pass the bill while criticizing certain aspects of it, suggesting that he would be one of the “no” votes when it’s brought to the floor. Just like McCain, he’s undermining the President’s mandate from the American people.
Breitbart News reported:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) predicts that a bill aimed at reducing illegal immigration endorsed by President Trump will not gain enough votes to pass the Senate.
“That bill’s not going to pass. … I think the White House knows that you don’t have 60 votes for that in the Senate,” Rubio told CBS Miami.
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), and Trump introduced the bill last week called the RAISE Act, which would overhaul our current legal immigration system into a “merit-based” points system, not unlike systems already in place in countries such as Canada and Australia.
The system prioritizes prospective legal immigrants with sought-after skills, education, or English language proficiency and would curb the number of green cards issued each year.
As Breitbart noted, the bill’s merit-based immigration system enjoys widespread public support. However, with the Democrats “resisting” literally everything the President does and certain GOP Senators being little more than Democrats in Red, it’s highly unlikely it’ll get past the 60-vote threshold required to become law.
Additionally, Little Marco lashed out at the reduction in legal immigrants coming to our country. Keep in mind he was in favor of blanket amnesty for so-called DREAMers, or children brought into the country by illegals.
“Where I probably have a big difference of opinion with this bill is that it sets an arbitrary cap on the number of people that are able to come through with a green card. I don’t think that should be an arbitrary cap, that number should be driven by demand,” Rubio said.
Rubio was also a part of the controversial “Gang of Eight,” which was a group of eight bipartisan Senators who pushed for blanket amnesty in 2013 without even knowing when immigration laws would start being enforced.
Now we have a President who wants to enforce them, and where’s Little Marco?
Promising to torpedo the plan.
These people don’t learn, do they.