WTF? Marco Rubio thinks his amnesty bill failed because people distrust large government programs

In 2013, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., championed the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill that failed in the U.S. House of Representatives. New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg recently asked Rubio what lesson he drew from that. Here’s the exchange:

NY Times’ Jim Rutenberg: You suffered politically for trying to push a sweeping immigration overhaul with a pathway to citizenship. What lesson did you draw from that?

Rubio: That there now exists an incredible level of mistrust on anything massive that the government does.


Twitchy lists a number of valid problems – such as the refusal to consider a border fence, but even they leave out the fact that mass immigration of unskilled workers drives down wages.

As for Rubio, he is a total idiot or a liar. Or both.