Rubio Doubles Down by Lying about Border Security

Something unusually awful happened Thursday in the circus of lies that is comprehensive immigration reform. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to the bill, making border security a trigger for granting temporary legal status to illegal aliens. Of course, border security was supposed to be the trigger for legal status all along. Yet, a Senator had to propose an amendment to transform the bill into what it was originally sold as. This is a sure sign that we are being lied to- but that's not the worst of what occurred on Thursday. Each Republican in the Gang of Eight -Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.)- voted to kill Grassley's amendment. They were joined by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). To appreciate the magnitude of deception on the part of these Republicans, consider Rubio's promise in April: "If, in fact, this bill does not have real triggers in there, if there is not language in this bill that guarantees...(Read Full Post)