ICE council president reveals ugly new details of Rubio’s ‘Gang of Eight’ betrayal ahead of SC vote

Chris Crane

Chris Crane screenshot via CSPAN.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council President Chris Crane revealed new and ugly facts about Sen. Marco Rubio that could throw a serious monkey wrench in the senator’s momentum the day before South Carolinians vote.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Crane detailed a meeting he had with Sen. Rubio before he introduced the “Gang of Eight” bill in which, he claims, Rubio agreed to make significant changes to the bill but ultimately made none.

Rubio only took the meeting with him last-minute after Greta Van Susteren and Mike Huckabee’s shows on Fox News applied pressure, Crane said.

The former Marine said Rubio wouldn’t allow him to bring anyone with him even though he “had what appeared to be his entire staff in his office.”

“All of his strong statements during our meeting about making the changes we suggested were apparently all just a dodge to get rid of me. It quickly became obvious why he didn’t permit me to take anyone with me to the meeting— he didn’t want any witnesses,” Crane told Breitbart.

Crane detailed a press conference to promote the bill at which Rubio and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. were present where he tried to ask a question and was escorted out by security while he was being heckled by pro-amnesty supporters.

He said Rubio looked right at him but did nothing to stop him from being kicked out, though he did admit that later Rubio said he shouldn’t have been removed.

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio screenshot via CSPAN.

But the council president’s biggest concern, he said, was how the “Gang of Eight” bill legalized criminal illegal aliens, in particular street gangs.

“Protection from deportation, a type of de facto amnesty, came almost immediately as the first step in a much broader amnesty like process provided in the bill. There was no real promise of border security in the bill, and the bill provided nothing for interior enforcement, but instead made legalization of criminal aliens and gang members a priority,” he told Breitbart.

“It disgusts me,” he added. “Violent street gangs were literally able to lobby Sen. Rubio and the Gang of Eight more effectively than law enforcement, they had more influence on the bill than we did. Gangs were able to get provisions in the law to protect themselves. It’s absolutely insane. What on earth are our lawmakers thinking? I think it’s this type of utterly stupid lawmaking that has caused most Americans to lose faith in Congress.”

Read the entire interview here.

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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96 thoughts on “ICE council president reveals ugly new details of Rubio’s ‘Gang of Eight’ betrayal ahead of SC vote

  1. pupster40 says:

    This brings back memories of history and “child leaders, they do such a wonderful job with all their worldly experience. I believe it is called OJT(on the job training), somewhat like Comcast and their aces.

  2. MsRR says:

    WHO is behind this inaccurate version of the story coming out just now???

    1. Marla Hughes says:

      Crane is the head of a union affiliated with the AFL-CIO that endorsed Hillary. Rubio is the candidate most commentators underscore as the one candidate Hillary fears the most. Breitbart said years ago that Rubio was an up and comer and others recognized his potential as well. Like with Petraeus (rumored to be a future Presidential candidate in the GOP), some leftists set traps for up and coming GOPers. Rubio fell for it for a bit and then walked away because he recognized he was being used. IMO it was a brilliant move for him to walk away although his agreeing to the endeavor was not.

  3. Arizona Don says:

    I am not a Rubio supporter however, having said that why do we, the electorate, even believe all the negative rhetoric we hear constantly. I think if found to be untrue there should be some kind of punishment. No more just apologizing and go on the same way. Last time I checked apologizing does not stop the bleeding. I suspect if questioned we would find out this guy supports Cruz. Separating the wheat from the chafe I guess is out duty. If we listened to all of them none would be worthy of the position of president. Then what? Elect hillary? Bull! Running the other candidates down to raise your own position is not right and unethical at best. Something has to be done about this election process because it is getting worse and worse every four years. However, if a candidate is attacked and does not reply in kind he is instantly defeated. What is wrong with that picture?

    In the 2012 election reid (the Senate leader) stood on the floor of the Senate and claimed Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in ten years. That was later proven false however nothing was ever said on the main stream media about it being proven false. After the election reid was questioned about it and said only “well Romney didn’t win did he?” There was not even an apology. In fact he seemed to actually brag about his success in keeping Romney out of office. So how may I ask is that right to tell a lie carried by all the media and when proven false NOT carried by any media prior to the election. Who in America can be proud of such actions? But more importantly is that what we want America built upon? Not me!

    At one time in America it was “Truth, Justice and the American way.” Where may I ask is that today?

  4. Mary Brown says:

    Neither of Rubio’s parents were US citizens at his birth making him ineligible. He is NOT natural born which requires at east one parent be a US citizen!

    He is also a slimy little liar who screwed over the FL Tea Party after he got in office.

    1. AbbyRhodes says:

      Please cite the part of the constitution that states someone born on US soil is not a natural born citizen.

      1. Mary Brown says:

        “And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the
        Constitution to the current day that, subject to certain residency
        requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent
        generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth
        takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.”

        and many other legal opinions that support that

      2. Mary Brown says:

        It isn’t defined in the constitution but reading the various decisions around this all state a parent needs to be a US citizen to be “natural born”

  5. RA says:

    Rubio is a car salesman and at the end of the day will turn in heart beat.

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