Palin: Rubio and Ayotte Should Face Primary Challenges

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 02:56 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte will face consequences at the polls for their support of the Senate's immigration bill, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promised Wednesday.

"Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries," she told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is 'entitled' to anything."

Palin told Fox News Radio Tuesday that Rubio and Ayotte "turned their back" on voters. Both Rubio, of Florida, and Ayotte, of New Hampshire, are up for re-election in 2016.

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"Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises," Palin told Fox. "They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?"

Rubio had promised that border security would come first and that he wouldn't support legalization of illegal immigrants while running in the Florida primary in 2010. Meanwhile, Ayotte, who Palin said she endorsed, had promised on her website in 2010 that there were "no excuses" for not securing the border.

Both should be challenged during the Republican primaries, Palin said.

"I don't have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants," she said.

Palin said she had said "nice things" about Rubio in the past, until he "blatantly flip-flopped on his position on immigration, on amnesty, and border security."

The two senators voted on Monday, along with 13 other Republicans, to end debate on an amendment to secure the border, and Palin said their failure "gives us more reasons not to trust politicians, not to trust our government, unfortunately."

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