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Senate Aide: Rubio 'Trying to Get Out of the Gang of Eight'

Senate Aide: Rubio 'Trying to Get Out of the 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.

“Rubio and his staff are trying to get out of the Gang of Eight,” the aide said. “They’re looking to use other Republican members as their parachute to get out.”

Rubio has laid some of the groundwork toward walking away from the Gang of Eight already, but has not made a public move towards doing so. On Monday, he said the bill does not have the 60 votes required to pass it out of the Senate. Then on Tuesday Rubio said he would not vote for the legislation in its current form as it would not effectively secure the border.

Rubio spokesman Alex Conant did not respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment for this story.

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