Skip to comments.Rubio: ‘I’m done’ if immigration bill includes gay couple amendment
Posted on 06/13/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rubio: Im 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.
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No offense to Rubio, but that’s the least of the troubles with this bill.
So in other words they are adding it and he’ll reluctantly agree to it when it was probably his idea the whole time.
Rubio, as far as I’m concerned, you’re done, period.
Misdirection. Looks like Rubio may be feeling the heat and looking for a way out.
He lost me long ago on this.
IOW...just go the eff away, Marco...
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.
Someone please tell me why we should believe this pathetic RINO.
At this point I think he has his finger’s crossed, hoping he can weasel his way out of this thing.
Rubio is already forked toast.
Agreed. What a nonentity Rubio is.
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.
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...
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.
Talk to the hand, Marco.
I think Rubio would be thankful for this chance to bail.
Seems like I’ve heard him make similar promises before...only about border security or some such.
Marco really stepped on his future....
Wonder what he said in Spanish?
THAT'S your Make A Wish? Sheesh
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!
F you Rubio, and the little pink unicorn you road in on.
You’re done! You won’t be elected dog-catcher after this.
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.
Good point.....but too late for Rubio to ever regain my trust or respect
C - O - M - P - R - O - M - I - S - E - D
What a puke.
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.
“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!
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.
“Rubio: Im 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.
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.
Right. Like he was “done” when they put legalization ahead of border control.
Frankly, it doesn't matter why this liar says or does now. He's already got the ball rolling.
Is rubio as dumb as it seems?
I'm afraid he's not lying to Univision.
Red Herring! The fix is in! We are being sold out by the RINOs!
THAT is your line in the sand when there is virtually NOTHING in the bill to find the illegals and throw out the criminals?
Hasta la vista, sucka
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.
No matter. If that’s included, Portman will jump aboard.
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."
Marco really stepped on his future....
He has already calculated that his future does not include you, or any of us for that matter.