Matthews: ‘Too Weird’ That Hispanics Cruz and Rubio Oppose Exec Amnesty

Matthews: ‘Too Weird’ That Hispanics Cruz and Rubio Oppose Exec Amnesty

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews expressed bewilderment that Hispanic Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) could oppose President Obama’s executive action on immigration on Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO.

“why are the two biggest guys opposed to this [executive amnesty] Hispanic guys? Why [are] Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz opposing Hispanics? It’s too weird” Matthews declared. 

Matthews seemed to have his confusion cleared up after TV One’s “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin pointed out that Hispanics from different countries do not always agree with each other.

Later, host Bill Maher declared “can we put one myth to rest, that America is a country that’s welcoming to immigrants? When has America ever, ever been welcoming to any immigrant?”

Matthews responded “probably the last time Heidi Klum visited…if there were 10 million Heidi Klums showing up from south of the border, no problem, no problem check that with Pat Buchanan, no problem.” Although he added “you can move to France, but you don’t have to become a Frenchman. I think when you do come to this country, this is a place you become an American. You’re here, you assimilate.”

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