Appearing on CBS, longtime immigration reform advocate and Gang member Sen. John McCain suggested the immigration issue is so familiar to lawmakers that multiple hearings will not be necessary. “Some are saying, well, we’re not having enough hearings, we’re not having enough — first of all, we know the issue,” McCain said. “But second of all, the Judiciary Committee will act. There will be amendments. There will be debate. Then it will go to the floor of the Senate. There will be plenty of time for discussion and debate. So, I reject this notion that something is being railroaded through. This is the beginning of the process, not the end of it.”…

McCain’s statement appears at odds with recent declarations by fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, widely considered to be the key GOP lawmaker in the Gang. “I have been forceful and clear in my position that the Judiciary Committee hold multiple hearings on the topic and be given ample time to consider any immigration proposal,” Rubio wrote Friday in a letter to Republican Judiciary Committee members Charles Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, who have expressed concerns that Leahy is planning to rush the bill through committee. A deliberate process, Rubio added, should also extend to the bill’s consideration before the full Senate: “I believe strongly that all other 92 senators should be given ample time not just to review the legislation, but to offer ways to improve it.”