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Guest hosting the Hugh Hewitt Show: Sen. Marco Rubio, John Eastman; Update: Sen. Jeff Sessions

posted at 4:46 pm on June 25, 2013 by

I’ll be guest-hosting the Hugh Hewitt Show tonight, and it’s a barn-burner for sure.  We start off with Senator Marco Rubio discussing the concerns over the Corker-Hoeven amendment, and then talk with John Eastman about the decision today in Shelby County v Holder and the overturning of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.  We’ll get started at 6 pm ET, so be sure to join me as we talk with these guests:

  • Senator Marco Rubio
  • John Eastman
  • Andrew Malcolm
  • Byron York

And your calls!

Update: And a late addition — Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama will also join us to talk about immigration reform!

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You should really have Jeff Sessions on as well to challenge every bit of weaseling and obfuscation that Rubio does.

BACKGROUND ON CORKER-HOEVEN SUBSTITUTE AMNESTY-FIRST IMMIGRATION BILL:
· Immediate amnesty before enforcement
· Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system
· Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement—debunking another false claim from sponsors
· No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021. It will never happen
· No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence. The fence won’t happen
· Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
· Amnesty for future visa overstays (in other words, a prospective amnesty for future illegal immigrants)
· Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants
· Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”
· Expands non-merit chain migration—less than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based
· Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment

INC on June 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

INC on June 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM

We did try to get Sessions, but his schedule didn’t fit. I’ll see if I can do a separate podcast this week with Sessions, who is one of the good guys on the Hill.

Ed Morrissey on June 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Then there is this:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/04/did-marco-rubio-break-his-promises-to-florida-voters.php

In which Power Line has four instances of Rubio’s statements from the FL campaign.

Yes, for the reasons set forth below, via Eliana Johnson and Mediaite.

INC on June 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Ed Morrissey on June 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Thank you, Ed! I appreciate that very much.

I’m from Florida, and I voted for Rubio. It has been infuriating to see him backtrack on his statements.

At least Crist told the truth.

INC on June 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Rubio tells us to trust the White House on this, and today the White House shows us again that its going to do whatever it wants, and that it can’t be trusted.

What’s the point of still having him on? He lied before, he lied the past few weeks, my guess is that he’ll lie today.

El_Terrible on June 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

How can voters ever trust him again? What other positions is he going to change abruptly?

El_Terrible on June 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Here is more from the 2010 debate moderated from Candy Crowley.

“First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it,” said Rubio. “And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.

“If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works,” said candidate Rubio. “No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it.”

INC on June 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM

How can voters ever trust him again? What other positions is he going to change abruptly?

El_Terrible on June 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

We can’t. Because there’s no guarantee that he won’t.

INC on June 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Rubio’s amnesty buddy Chuck Schumer is putting the finishing touches on his proposed bill for expanded background checks for gun sales. Rubio opposed the last background check bill – can we expect him to “evolve” on this issue like he did on amnesty?

I suspect I already know the answer, BTW.

Gator Country on June 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I have confidence that you’ll ask Senator Rubio the tough questions that need to be asked.

Othniel on June 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Why? Why are we still listening to what Marco Rubio has to say?

earlgrey133 on June 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM

If you haven’t seen it, we’ve just added Sen. Sessions as a guest. He was able to get some time to call in.

Ed Morrissey on June 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Sen. Rubio, tas ponchao.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Go after him, Ed. Hard. Really hard.

beatcanvas on June 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Marco McCain is a liar.

beatcanvas on June 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Rubio shares our lack of trust in government…¡Qué bueno!

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:18 PM

El Senador Rubio: Autocomplacencia y autocontradicción.

steebo77 on June 25, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Please hit Rubio with some HARD questions!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Please hit Rubio with some HARD questions!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Marco McCain was on, did some fast-talking song and dance, and then left already.

beatcanvas on June 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

If you haven’t seen it, we’ve just added Sen. Sessions as a guest. He was able to get some time to call in.

Ed Morrissey on June 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Yay!

INC on June 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

If you haven’t seen it, we’ve just added Sen. Sessions as a guest. He was able to get some time to call in.

Ed Morrissey on June 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

*bowing and chanting “I’m not worthy”*

Many thanks!!

TxAnn56 on June 25, 2013 at 6:54 PM

More for Rubio to explain:

Senator Ted Cruz: “Interacting with Obamacare, the Gang of Eight bill creates an enormous incentive to hire those here illegally by creating a $5,000 statutory penalty for hiring American citizens and legal immigrants.”

INC on June 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Before we had the CBO talking about higher unemployment, lower wages… now we have Senator Cruz bringing out the additional taxes businesses can avoid by hiring the illegals over Americans.

I hope this is brought up.

Ukiah on June 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Marco must have really loved the “soft balls” he was tossed a few weeks ago.

bw222 on June 25, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Ed, nice job on the hugh show.

Rubio has got to be the most naiive politician I have ever seen. Just because something is written and it becomes law doesn’t mean that is the way the law is interpreted. Quite the contrary on all laws passed.

I always call Democrats/liberal/progressives well-intentioned (well, maybe not Democrats) when they champion one cause or another. When they pass a law, the spiral of unintended consequences happens and the implementation of the law is nothing compared to the intent.

This is how I see Rubio’s impassioned defense of the indefensible (my prior experience). He just comes across as a ‘rube’.

His naivete is the reason he cannot and should not be the R nominee in 2016.

And after, his actions will also keep him out of the hunt. He should know there is a reason Senators aren’t elected President, controversial votes. (Obama never made one- he voted present)

bumsteaddithers on June 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Ed: Please hold their feet to the fire on this disastrous bill. Someone has to!

1. Over an 8 to 15 year period and then ongoing, the Gang of 8 bill manufactures tens of millions of citizens that would not otherwise exist – and they will be granted the right to vote – which they will overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats – thereby nullifying tens of millions of moderate to conservative votes of American citizen’s.

Q: Why is this mass conservative voter nullification not being discussed?

Q: What are the ramifications of mass voter nullification on future elections and which party will be granted control of America by this bill?

DrDeano on June 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Rubio and Heller – neither can remember what they promised:

http://deanheller.com/issues/

Dean believes that we live in a nation of laws and that the immigration laws that are already on the books must be upheld. Dean also understands that America is a nation of immigrants and has greatly benefited from legal immigration, which is why he supports reforms that would enable a safe, orderly legal immigration process.

Businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be held accountable. Dean also believes border patrol must also have the resources necessary to end the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States and opposes amnesty for those who enter America illegally.

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fred5678 on June 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM