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Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment
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Posted on 06/13/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment The Ticket By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 27 mins ago

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a co-author and key proponent of the Senate immigration bill, said he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows gay unauthorized immigrants to claim foreign same-sex partners as family.

"If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," Rubio said Thursday during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Show. "I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is."

The amendment, introduced by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, would grant green cards to foreign partners of gay unauthorized immigrants who seek legal status under new rules in the bill. Leahy originally introduced the measure during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup of the bill, but he withdrew it under pressure from Republican lawmakers who said it would reduce the chance of the bill passing.

The effort underway in Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration system is a bipartisan one, and its success hinges on a fragile coalition of political, business and religious groups that span the ideological spectrum. Opponents of Leahy's amendment have said repeatedly that his proposal would cause some key groups to withdraw their support and kill the bill. Rubio's exit would be especially devastating to its survival.

The Senate is expected to vote on Leahy's amendment soon.

In the interview, Rubio also said that as the bill is currently written, it has "no chance" of passing.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; gay; gaycouples; homosexualagenda; immigration; marcorubio; rubio; samesexpartners
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Marco, got news for you. You were done when joined the gang of 8. You've on every side of this nonsense since it began...............
1 posted on 06/13/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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"Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment "

That is mighty white of you, el Rubio.
2 posted on 06/13/2013 9:36:53 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Sub-Driver

No offense to Rubio, but that’s the least of the troubles with this bill.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Sub-Driver

So in other words they are adding it and he’ll reluctantly agree to it when it was probably his idea the whole time.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 9:37:47 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rubio, as far as I’m concerned, you’re done, period.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Misdirection. Looks like Rubio may be feeling the heat and looking for a way out.

He lost me long ago on this.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 9:38:24 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

IOW...just go the eff away, Marco...


7 posted on 06/13/2013 9:38:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

Red herring! No border security? I’m all in. But the gay amendment, well that’s a bridge too far. Please!

It’s the old “will you support the bill if we pull that amemdnment” gambit. They just pulled that two weeks ago in committee you idiot!

But I’m not fooled. All these people are willing dupes.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 9:38:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone please tell me why we should believe this pathetic RINO.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ilgipper

At this point I think he has his finger’s crossed, hoping he can weasel his way out of this thing.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rubio is already forked toast.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 9:39:19 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Sub-Driver

Agreed. What a nonentity Rubio is.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 9:39:38 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody’s feeling the heat but the goose is already cooked. Of course gay couples will be included in the bill. Does he really expect restraint from progressives? And he’ll vote for it or be declared a hater and a bigot.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 9:40:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Fiji Hill

I sent the guy money and voted for thin...no more money and no vote..there must be something in the air or water up there...


14 posted on 06/13/2013 9:40:16 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Sub-Driver
Since gay marriage is legal in some other countries and many states in the US there is no way in the world excluding gay couples would stand up in the courts here, especially ones like the ninth circus. Rubio, you can talk big about rejecting your own bill but if any married people are allowed to join their spouses under this bill then you will have gay couples no matter what you argue.

About the only hope is to put in a "straight only" clause and make it explicitly inseverable from the rest of the law so the court has to throw out the whole law to throw out the straights only part. Or the court could just ignore the inseverable specification.

15 posted on 06/13/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Sub-Driver

(drink)


16 posted on 06/13/2013 9:41:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Sub-Driver

Talk to the hand, Marco.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 9:41:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Rubio would be thankful for this chance to bail.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Seems like I’ve heard him make similar promises before...only about border security or some such.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: Sub-Driver

Marco really stepped on his future....


20 posted on 06/13/2013 9:42:16 AM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder what he said in Spanish?


21 posted on 06/13/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment

THAT'S your Make A Wish? Sheesh

22 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:04 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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No you are not rubio... you lied to us many times and you are lying now. Listen to me you castro loving pos... you said, “I WILL NOT VOTE FOR A BILL THAT DOES NOT PUT BORDER SECURITY FIRST”. I heard you lie to Sean Hannity yesterday and then you turned around and lied about what you said in Spanish wasn’t actually what you said in Spanish. No communication problem marco... with you we have a communist problem!

LLS


23 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

F you Rubio, and the little pink unicorn you road in on.

You’re done! You won’t be elected dog-catcher after this.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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I don’t understand why Marco McCain doesn’t want to support Gay Illegals. He’s been letting 7 Senators perform same sex
buggery on him for months now.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:35 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: CaptainK

Good point.....but too late for Rubio to ever regain my trust or respect


26 posted on 06/13/2013 9:44:47 AM PDT by Josa
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To: ptsal

C - O - M - P - R - O - M - I - S - E - D


27 posted on 06/13/2013 9:45:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rubio has one set of lies for Univision and another set of lies for Hannity.

What a puke.

28 posted on 06/13/2013 9:46:07 AM PDT by turducken
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To: Sub-Driver
I called Risch's office (Idaho Senator) to express my concern that only a NO vote is acceptable. There is no "sitting on the fence". It's a crap piece of legislation. Any talk of securing the border is crap too. It will be all lip service and no action. Meanwhile, we get steam rolled by 20 million illegals.
29 posted on 06/13/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by Myrddin
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He's feeling the disapproval of this bill and is taking the easy way out.
It's politically expedient to CYA.

Now he can say he's against this amendment and say ? " see ? I'm one of you conservatives, I didn't vote for that shamisty bill " .....
No folks don't let him fool you he's taking the easy way out.
30 posted on 06/13/2013 9:47:24 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DoughtyOne

Undoubtedly the purpose of the NSA wire taps.

It’s not like they haven’t done this before: recall Hillary’s stolen FBI files she used.


31 posted on 06/13/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

From NRO:

“The Senate has rejected an amendment to the Gang of Eight bill calling for a “border security first” approach to immigration reform...The measure would have required the Department of Homeland Security to demonstarate effective security of the southern border for six months before illegal immigration are granted legal status...

The Republican members of the Gang of Eight — senators John McCain (Ariz.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) – and Republican senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined with the Democrats to block the amendment.”

Unhappily, BOTH of my senators (Arizona) are race-pandering buttwipes concerned with getting cheap labor for their yardwork...

I’m increasingly agreeing that the Democrats and Republicans are the left & right wing of the same bird of prey!


32 posted on 06/13/2013 9:48:30 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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At this point I think he has iis fingers crossed, hoping he can weasel his way out of this thing.

He should've weaseled his was out of it as soon as Schummer and McCain started speaking for him. That being said, at this point if Rubio refuses to continue to support the pro-invasion bill and thus the bill fails, I'll be okay with him until his next screwup.

33 posted on 06/13/2013 9:49:02 AM PDT by grania
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" At this point I think he has his finger’s crossed, hoping he can weasel his way out of this thing. "

BINGO !! It's the politically expedient thing to do.


34 posted on 06/13/2013 9:49:13 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Jewbacca

Agreed...


35 posted on 06/13/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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“Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment”

Sure, that’s what he says now. When it comes down to it, he’d vote FOR it by saying it was the only way to get what HE wants passed. ‘Wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him.


36 posted on 06/13/2013 9:49:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Marco would not made a good president. He’s too immature.

He needs to run as fast as he can and admit that he was wrong to please the GOP; just to save some creditability before the throwing pies begin to come. He just blew it; this was set up long ago for him and he was too dumb to see that. Line with Schumer’s bill, you pay the price. Become McCain’s tool, you’re done. McCain is poison like Rove is politically toxic. They will not listen to common sense that most of their supporters do want reforms done. It’s really bad when you see the so called leading republicans on a political suicide mission to destroy their own party. Is it intentional or just being that stupid? Obama’s sides’ parties on.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 9:50:16 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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Right. Like he was “done” when they put legalization ahead of border control.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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"I'm done" meaning I'm done spearheading this thing, but I'll still vote for it.

Frankly, it doesn't matter why this liar says or does now. He's already got the ball rolling.

39 posted on 06/13/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Christie at the beach

Is rubio as dumb as it seems?


40 posted on 06/13/2013 9:51:02 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Rubio has one set of lies for Univision and another set of lies for Hannity.

I'm afraid he's not lying to Univision.

41 posted on 06/13/2013 9:52:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Red Herring! The fix is in! We are being sold out by the RINOs!


42 posted on 06/13/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sub-Driver

THAT is your line in the sand when there is virtually NOTHING in the bill to find the illegals and throw out the criminals?


43 posted on 06/13/2013 9:56:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hasta la vista, sucka


44 posted on 06/13/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sub-Driver
Colorín
Colorado
Con Maricones
Rubio Acabado

45 posted on 06/13/2013 9:57:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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Rubio is a really nice guy, and, uh....I don’t think he’s ready for prime-time.

Strike that —I don’t think he’s actually a conservative. I love Rush, but not enough 2b suckered by Rubio.

I don’t care HOW much Rush loves him, sorry.

Rubio is already “growing in office” and from here on out it’s only going to get much, much worse.


46 posted on 06/13/2013 9:57:57 AM PDT by gaijin
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No matter. If that’s included, Portman will jump aboard.


47 posted on 06/13/2013 9:58:21 AM PDT by Viennacon
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Marco, got news for you. You were done when joined the gang of 8.

He thought he could dance with the devil and make a deal....he got burnt.
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces."

48 posted on 06/13/2013 10:00:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Marco really stepped on his future....


He has already calculated that his future does not include you, or any of us for that matter.


49 posted on 06/13/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Christie at the beach
Marco would not made a good president. He’s too immature.

I used to think that he just needed more 'wax the car, paint the fence' time but now I see him as a slick and slithery politician who, if voted out of office, will find his calling on a used car lot somewhere.
50 posted on 06/13/2013 10:03:30 AM PDT by posterchild
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