Rubio backs off comprehensive immigration reform; supports piecemeal

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In an appearance Friday morning on CNN, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed away from the comprehensive immigration reform bill he helped shape as a member of the “Gang of Eight.”

When asked if he would be open to a piecemeal approach, Rubio said, “That was my original position and continues to be my preferred option because I just think we’ll get a better result that way and I think we’ll get a result that way.”

Rubio said he backed the comprehensive bill passed in the Senate so he could influence the process, but believes a piecemeal approach is “ideal.”

“I think when you try to do anything big in Washington, it ends up running into headwinds,” Rubio explained. “That’s the direction the Senate went. I wanted to influence that process, so I got involved in it. But I continue to believe a series of sequential, individual bills is the best way, the ideal way to reform our immigration system.”

The battle has since moved to the House where Republican leadership is more interested in taking up a series of individual bills than passing the Senate bill.

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Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at tom@bizpacreview.com
About Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review. He can be reached at tom@bizpacreview.com

  • Doug

    Poor Marco is so befuddled. Wait a couple of hours and he’ll change again.

  • Lisa Padilla

    Awesome Rubio. Time to step up and do your job the right way

    • Doug

      So you like him? Si or no?

  • Marie Gray

    The man has the right to make one mistake…the important this is that he saw the light…To never bite the hand that feeds you.

    • Doug

      Do you know any more clichés?

  • joe cartwright

    You have to secured the border first!! And that’s already a law that Obama chooses not to enforce..