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Audio and transcript: My one-on-one interview with Marco Rubio

posted at 11:50 am on April 25, 2013 by

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The transcript is available at Townhall.  Sen. Rubio and I had limited time, so I sought to ask as many questions as possible within the seven-minute window.  ‘Tough but fair’ was the intended tone.  Here is the gist of my questions:

(1) Trust in the federal government is at an all-time low, especially among conservatives.  We don’t trust Washington to get big things right (see: Obamacare).  Why should our expectations be any different this time?

(2) Sec. Napolitano recently asserted that the border is secure.  Why task her agency with accomplishing a goal that she believes is already a reality?

(3) How is the requirement that DHS fashion two plans a meaningful trigger?  (This is the trigger that begins the amnesty process).

(4) The back-stop to a DHS failure is yet another Washington commission, which are punch-lines at this point.  Why would this blue ribbon panel be different?

(5) How can the federal government enforce cut-offs and payment of back taxes if applicants for provisional legal status have been operating in the shadows?

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What is so hard to understand about that, Mr. Rubio, former presidential aspirant? You are a lame squish, all the more dangerous because you talk a good game. “By their fruits you will know them.”

Whitewolf7070 on April 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Good interview Guy!

terryannonline on April 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I have a question that’s yet to be addressed. The claim is that none of these people are elibible for gov’t hand-outs. But if they’ve given birth and have an anchor baby, wouldn’t that entitle them to some benefits?

The other claim is no entitlement to ObamaCare. However, they can still show up at the hospital for treatment, right?

SheVee on April 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I have a question that’s yet to be addressed. The claim is that none of these people are elibible for gov’t hand-outs.

SheVee

Marco Rubio is a proven liar in regards to the current amnesty bill, so if he said this during Guy’s interview, you can count on it being false. I didn’t listen to it, because I’ve heard Marco’s Lie-Palooza act enough already.

xblade on April 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM