“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.”The way the President behaved during the period of time that House Republicans shut down the government and threatened the full faith and credit of the United States has "undermined" the immigration reform effort?
Huh. Here I was thinking that the problem there was that the Tea Party was going to primary anyone who backed an immigration reform bill. But no, no. It makes total sense that if the House GOP didn't get their way on one tantrum, they'd have another.
Thanks for explaining, Senator!