This week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio claimed his Gang of 8 immigration bill “never intended to become law.” It was, in his words, to be sent to the Republican Congress to be improved.
Marco Rubio on Monday insisted the immigration reform bill he helped spearhead through the Senate was never intended to become law and that the authors of the bill expected conservatives in the House to make it “even better.”
“The Senate immigration law was not headed towards becoming law,” he told a questioner in Rock Hill, S.C. “Ideally it was headed towards the House, where conservative members of the House were going to make it even better.”
Full disclosure: I am not a Marco Rubio fan, and have not been since this Gang of 8 nonsense. If he is the GOP nominee, I will hold my nose and vote for him.
That said, does anyone, anywhere actually believe this excuse? Why would a politician work day and night to craft legislation that will never become law? It doesn’t make any sense, especially if it’s a bill which will not endear the politician to his base.
Maybe I’m jaded – well, I am jaded – but I don’t believe Rubio on this. Not for a moment.