Marco Rubio went on Fox News on Sunday and unwittingly admitted that the Republicans are so petty and focused on political revenge that they would refuse to work out an immigration plan with President Obama because he didn’t give in to them on the budget and debt ceiling fight.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) suggested on Sunday that President Obama’s refusal to compromise with Republicans on Obamacare to re-open the government and raise the nation’s debt ceiling has jeopardized the chances of passing comprehensive immigration reform.
“I think immigration reform is harder to achieve today an it was three weeks ago because of what happened here,” the first-term senator said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, before agreeing with opponents of immigration reform who warn that that the Obama administration will simply fail to enforce border security or other aspects of a bill he disagrees with.
“The president has undermined this effort, absolutely, because of the way he has behaved over the last three weeks,” Rubio added. “This notion that they’re going to get in a room and negotiate a deal with the president on immigration is much more difficult to do…because of the way the president has behaved towards his opponents over the last three weeks.”
I’ve got news for you, Marco. The opposition to immigration reform is going to come from the same far-right members of both houses of Congress that caused all this nonsense of the last few weeks. And those people not only refuse to compromise on any issue, they see compromise as doing the work of the devil himself (in the person of Obama, of course).