Republicans Backing Away From Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Yesterday, Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) backed away from the House version of the Gang of Eight.

A bipartisan House immigration group has lost one of its eight members, as conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador informed colleagues Wednesday that he could not sign on to legislation the group hopes to release in the coming weeks.

There are also rumors — and again, they’re just rumors, from an unnamed source — that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is seeking a way to graceful exit from the Senate Gang of Eight.

A high-ranking senate aide told Breitbart News on Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

Marco Rubio Credit: ABC News

Marco Rubio
Credit: ABC News

However, Rubio hasn’t publicly announced that he’s leaving the Gang of Eight, so take the above report with as many grains of salt as you feel necessary.

Several weeks ago, Politico explained that this version of “comprehensive immigration reform” could be a “bonanza for Democrats.” Perhaps the Republicans are starting to wake up to that possibility.

1 Comment

  1. June 7, 2013  9:13 pm by Quartermaster Reply

    If true, all I can say is "it's about time!" Rubio got taken by Shumer, Miss Lindsey and McAmnesty on this. The gang of 8 eight aren't fools. They just don't care about the country or its citizens. It's long past time fort Rubio to walk away from something he never should have been involved with in the first place.

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