Now that immigration reform has blown up in his hands, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is looking for a way to get back into the good graces of the far right base of the Republicans. So he’s got to find something that he knows they will eat up, even if it has no chance whatsoever of passing, as long as it brightens his chances for 2016.
Sen. Marco Rubio said unequivocally Wednesday that he hopes to be the lead sponsor of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.
“If someone else would like to do it instead of me, I’m more than happy to consider it. But I’d like to be the lead sponsor,” the Florida Republican said. “I feel very strongly about this issue. And I’d like to be the lead sponsor on it if we can find language that we can unify people behind.”
The problem is that everybody else that’s mentioned as a 2016 candidate is already on that issue, so unless he’s come up with a novel way to prevent people from even thinking about having sex and making babies, he’s just another Republican trying to prove his smaller-government/more-freedom chops by passing a federal law that trumps the states and the Constitution.