In advancing his "Gang of Eight" immigration scheme, he collaborated with the loathsome Chuck Schumer, along with Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet, Bob ("Want some candy, little girl?") Menendez, Jeff Flake, and the same-sex senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
Most importantly, however, Rubio told a Spanish language television audience his real plan for legalizing the 20 million or more illegal aliens in the U.S.:
In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements.
“Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”
It turns out that, aside from the Amnesty issue, Rubio seems to be a sitting duck in the general election due to a whole series of alleged scandals that lie lurking stage left. The Jeb Bush campaign, for one, appears to exist now solely to extinguish Rubio for just this reason:
The Bush campaign hears these complaints [about remaining in the race] and processes them as “they just want Marco, but they don’t know what we know about Marco, so we will show them.” Well, they’ve given it their best shot. They have not stopped Marco Rubio. But it is not about Marco Rubio anyway. It is about a candidate with no reason for remaining in the race, but who is using his money not to tout himself, but to keep the race from being able to further consolidate toward someone else. It is also a reinforcement that the Bush campaign sees its reason for being in the race to stop Marco at this point, not to get Jeb Bush the nomination.
There are the lingering rumors of Rubio's "zipper issues."
And who among us hasn't accidentally charged $10,000 for a family reunion on our corporate credit card?
Then there are the rumors that his donors funded a book that enriched Rubio by $800,000.
Oh, and then there was the time Rubio "helped his ex-con brother-in-law acquire a real estate license".
Hillary Clinton must be licking her chops at the idea of getting Rubio in her crosshairs.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.