Rubio Backs Down: Rubio’s Immigration Turnaround Historic

marco-rubio11Commenting on Breitbart News’ story Saturday evening about how Senate immigration “Gang of Eight” member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has effectively un-endorsed his own immigration reform legislation,National Review editor Rich Lowry said this may be the first time in history something like this has happened.

“I’m not sure it has ever happened before that an architect of major legislation in the Senate has basically opposed its passage in the House,” Lowry wrote in a blog post onNational Review’s website on Sunday. “But that’s where Marco Rubio is.”

Lowry further argued that Rubio is in a tough situation, but if he sticks with his newfound position against the Senate bill’s passage, he may be able to weather the storm. “The politics of this aren’t great for Rubio: He has already, rightly, taken a political hit for crafting and promoting the Gang of Eight bill (which probably…

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