Sarah Palin Calls Out Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty
When Marco Rubio ran for the Senate in 2010, not only did he promise to oppose amnesty, he attacked his opponent Charlie Crist for backing an immigration bill that put illegals on the path to citizenship. Back then, he was saying things like this.
I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, it’s a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, it demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.
Let’s just call it like it is: Marco Rubio has no integrity and he shamelessly lied to get grassroots conservatives to support him. Then Rubio won, he decided that he doesn’t need the people who elected him anymore and he proved he has no honor by going back on his word.
In other words, politicians like Marco Rubio are exactly why conservatives can’t take anything Republicans say at face value. If you don’t have a problem with this, you’re part of the problem.
Well, Sarah Palin IS NOT part of the problem.
Politicians wonder why we can't trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty… http://t.co/rWRv4qqe4N
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 23, 2013
Incidentally, that quote she’s referring to is also from Rubio in 2010 and it reads like so.
First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it,” Rubio said. “And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.”
Now, tell us how we can ever take Marco Rubio at his word on ANYTHING again.