Like Charlie Crist, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was against amnesty for illegal immigrants, before he was for it. Before…
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)-“No, no – never have been. In fact, I’m strongly against amnesty… So I am not and I will never support – never have and never will support — any effort to grant blanket, legalization amnesty to folks who have entered or stayed in this country illegally.”-Shark Tank video
Charlie Crist- “It’s certainly worth a very good debate and research,” Crist said. “If there are people here that aren’t paying into the system, which everyone agrees there are, that’s in essence a form of fraud on the system.” Crist said he doesn’t support amnesty.”-(circa 1998)
Now… Charlie Crist-Talking to reporters afterward, he said he would support an immigration bill similar to the failed 2007 legislation that many Republicans opposed because it provided a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. President George W. Bush, eventual Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Martinez supported the measure.
“I like Sen. Martinez’ and Sen. McCain’s approach,” Crist said. “I thought they had the right idea and maybe just a little more support up there would help it get it done.”-(May19, 2009-AP)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)- “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill (2013)