Rubio calls Breitbart conspiracy site for ICE betrayal interview; Sessions backs ‘honest’ ICE spokesman

During an appearance on Fox News Saturday, Sen. Marco Rubio blasted Breitbart News as being not credible as a news source after it reported that Rubio had betrayed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

The Florida Republican, who’s also seeking his party’s presidential nomination, added that it wasn’t ICE agents who had made the claim against Rubio, but rather ICE union president Chris Crane, whom he accused of engaging in conspiracy theories.

But Sen. Jeff Sessions released a statement afterwards supporting Crane and blasting the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that had hammered out a proposal for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.

By extension, the Alabama Republican also criticized Rubio, who was a member of the Gang of Eight and played a significant part in the unpopular immigration bill.

Sessions posted his statement in support of Crane on his Facebook page.

Sen. Sessions released a statement today highlighting the important role ICE Council President Crane played in defeating…

Posted by Jeff Sessions on Saturday, February 20, 2016

The statement said:

“Chris Crane is an honest man of integrity who has served his country for many years as a United States Marine and as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer. He is an American hero who was chosen by nearly 6,000 ICE officers, agents and employees to head their union and speak to the nation on their behalf. He courageously spoke up to expose the administration’s political manipulation of ICE officers, providing all of us an early warning of the administration’s near total non-enforcement of immigration laws, years before it was widely known. When the Gang of eight and President Obama were drafting their immigration bill, he asked to be allowed to participate and provide input. In fact, House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte and I personally requested that President Obama meet with the ICE union, but he never did. The White House and the Gang of Eight refused to listen to Chris and his officers because the truth is they never wanted their professional advice. The bill was designed to benefit the powerful special interests who guided its creation from the beginning – it was not designed to benefit the national interest, nor the interests of our nation’s law enforcement officers. Chris Crane exposed the fatal weaknesses of that bill and played a major role in stopping what would have been a disaster for the country.”


Here’s Rubio’s interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto. They discuss Breitbart’s article and Crane at about the 2:10 mark into the 12-minute interview.


112 thoughts on “Rubio calls Breitbart conspiracy site for ICE betrayal interview; Sessions backs ‘honest’ ICE spokesman

  1. richard weaver says:

    establishment is crapping their pants, every candidate they try to promote gets blasted for doing something detrimental and idiotic to serving their goal of getting someone in the ‘oral office’

  2. GenEarly says:

    Voting Rubio is the same as voting McCain, “Lindsay”, McConnell, Kirk, Flake, Isackson, Corker, Cochran, “Lamar”, Wicker, Johnson, Portman, Murkowski, Ayotte, Tillis, Burr, Collins,…………. to name a few of the Problem Repubs in the Senate.
    We have to face the fact that the Chamberpots rule the Senate and the Ryan-Boner House of Non-Representatives. It’s not called the Con-gress for nothing.
    Then when the marxist DemocRats are stirred into the toxic mix, it is obvious of how screwed we are.
    Vote Trump, Pray, and Prepare…..that should cover most of us at least once.

  3. Mary Brown says:

    Rubio is a slimeball who is ineligible to run for president! Neither parent was a US citizen when he was born, natural born citizen requires a citizen parent! He is an anchor baby!

    1. Mr02shadow . says:

      Yes he is an anchor baby but, The U.S. Constitution uses but does not define the phrase “natural born Citizen”, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The consensus of early 21st-century constitutional scholars, together with relevant case law, is that natural-born citizens include, subject to exceptions, those born in the United States.

      1. Mary Brown says:

        It is defined in many writings from when the constitution was formed. Especially about the parents needing to be a US citizen so the candidate will not be under any foreign influence!

        1. Mr02shadow . says:

          Find it. Cut it, Paste it. Prove it.

          1. Mary Brown says:

            Go do your own homework and learn the foundations this country was formed on. I don’t give liberals the easy out

          2. Mr02shadow . says:

            IDIOT. I am far from a liberal or a democrat. I do however love the truth and not just pithy comments.

      2. RobWJr says:

        The definition of a “natural born citizen” is given in the Naturalization Act of 1790, which has since been superseded, but it is the only definition of a natural born citizen actually given anywhere. It’s also relevant since that act was also authored by some of the same people who authored the Constitution. Thus it can be assumed what they defined is what the founding fathers meant. Both Cruz and Rubio meet the definition.

      3. Mary Brown says:

        Born to parents who are US citizens! Almost every search of this brings that up!

  4. Daniel F. Melton says:

    You’ve described a majority of the elected officials infesting both houses of congress.

    1. ernst says:

      I think Trump and Cruz are different from this, though in different ways.

      1. Daniel F. Melton says:

        Cruz may not be irrevocably contaminated as yet. I’m fairly sure that Trump is not suffering the effects of exposure to Washington’s miasma.

  5. tsigili says:

    Rubio absolutely supports illegal immigration, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and open borders. that is VERY clear by his actions in the Senate.

    1. AFlaVet says:

      Of course….anyone with a “Z” on their last name…or an “O”…sticks up for their tribes just like screwie louie gutterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrezzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  6. bufford54 says:

    Rubio and Cruz are both puppets of the Republican party and cannot be trusted.

  7. Julie A says:

    And they are both establishment… bought already.

    1. ernst says:

      Trump has his own money and seems to be comfortable with his position; I do not see him as either paid for or begging. His knowledge of business, his general acumen, his patriotism, and his willingness for hard work would serve this country well.

      Cruz seems a principled man (former Texas Attorney General) who will, as he has, stay by his principles and work to bring back honest government and opportunities for both business and labor.

      Neither man has ever shown willingness to kowtow to outside money. The only other current candidate in this category is Bernie Sanders, but his policies are absurdly destructive of this country.

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