Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday he wouldn’t abandon immigration reform until a bill gets passed.
“I won’t abandon this issue until it’s done, until we get a bill passed,” Rubio said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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Rubio’s commitment to the Gang of Eight was called into question this week after he said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that he wouldn’t vote for the bill he co-authored in its current form. Rubio and many Republicans believe the Senate bill needs a stronger focus on border security.
Rubio has also questioned whether the Gang of Eight legislation has enough votes to pass the Senate, where immigration reform supporters need a strong showing to build momentum for the bill.
“I’m working as hard today on immigration reform as I ever have,” he added. “That’s what I’m committed to trying to accomplish, and that’s what I’m spending all of my time on, figuring out how we can get a bill that passes the Senate and serves as a starting point to get it passed in the House as well.”
Read More at The Hill . By Jonathan Easley.