Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has his fee-fees hurt.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that President Barack Obama’s move last week to block deportations for some young illegal immigrants in the U.S. has likely derailed his own similar efforts, at least until after the election.
“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’” Sen. Rubio said in an interview. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”
In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party. “We have never talked to anyone in the White House about their plans,” he said. “The only thing the White House has ever done about our ideas was to try to get some of the Dream Act kids not work with us.”
Mr. Rubio, I’ll tell you why the White House didn’t call you about it: because you and the rest of the GOP haven’t done shit about immigration except exploit it for political gain or turn it into a cudgel (hello Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia).
Oh, and the real reason you’re cranky is because President Obama stole your mini-DREAM Act thunder and now you’re just another right-wing senator trying to get attention.