On ABC’s This Week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he didn’t understand why so many conservatives were worried he was “being played” by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Democratic leader of the more liberal half of the immigration bill Gang of Eight. “I quite frankly, I don’t even know what that means,” Rubio said.
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl pressed, “Is he using you? Is he using you to try to accomplish something that the Democrats want and is not – not a conservative bill?” Rubio sidestepped the question entirely: “Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).