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Sen. Rubio Won't Join Bipartisan Immigration 'Gang'

Sen. Rubio Won't Join Bipartisan Immigration 'Gang'
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Steve Helber/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 25 January 2018 03:49 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reiterated Thursday the issue of immigration will not be solved by "a 12-person gang" like the 2013 Gang of Eight that authored a previous immigration bill, Politico reports.

"I don't believe that what we're going to end up doing here can be a product of a gang," Rubio said. "There won't be a 12-person gang. What we do here cannot be a product of a group of people that come out of a room and say: 'This is a direction we're going.'"

He added "The difference between now and '13 is that there's a Republican in the White House and a Republican majority in the Senate," the senator said. "The 2013 bill was designed through the context of a Democratic Senate and a Democratic president. Now we have a Republican Senate, a Republican House, and a Republican president."

Although Rubio does not regret the Gang of Eight bill, he believes the political reality has shifted, and Congress does not have time to put together a bill written by a bipartisan group of senators.

"We don't have a lot of time here to get a result," Rubio said. "We have a 40-day period. We don't have a lot of time here for an extended back and forth. What we do now [needs to be] as narrow and as focused as possible. The bigger this bill is, the harder it will be to pass."

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The issue of immigration will not be solved by "a 12-person gang" like the 2013 Gang of Eight that authored a previous immigration bill, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reiterated Thursday, according to Politico.
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