Rubio didn't help himself with conservatives today. He foolishly said he supports McConnell for reelection over his Rep primary challengers instead of just saying it was up to the people of Kentucky.
Rubio tried to do a verbal tap dance on immigration reform and distancing himself somewhat from his own bill. Rubio's true colors are showing. He is an establishment politician. The very fact that he would join McCain and Graham on amnesty is an indication of where he stands and his judgment.
Every time I hear Rubio say that we have a "de facto amnesty now," my blood pressure goes up. If we had a de facto amnesty, then illegal aliens could work without and obstacles; they could receive SS cards; they could travel freely between the US and their home countries; they could receive a green card and eventual citizenship; and on and on. There is no de facto amnesty.
John McCain is the one who made up the term "de facto amnesty" during his 2009 campaign.
Rubio is Jeb-lite. Trying to please all factions all the time. It usually gets you nothing.
How does Rubio feel when Schumer and Durbin taunt the GOP Senators in general about caving. Does he ever call them out?