Rubio Has Not Said A Word About Immigration Bill Since It PassedSubmitted by wellington on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:52
After being the face of the Senate's immigration bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has not said a word about it since it passed more than three weeks ago, and has not come to the bill's defense even when other Republicans have attacked it.
As the National Journal noted, Rubio did not even respond when House Republican leaders "trashed" the bill as being like Obamacare last week. The publication notes that Rubio's office, "which churned out countless press releases touting his interviews and speeches about the legislation, hasn't said a word about immigration since the Senate passed the bill on June 27."
Rubio, a seminal "Gang of Eight" member, was instrumental in pushing the legislation through the Senate and, as a result, has seen his support among Republicans and conservatives plummet.