Rubio Fighting Attempts To Tie Immigration And Boston Bombings

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Senator Marco Rubio knew he would likely face a fight from the more conservative wing of the Republican Party over immigration reform. Senator Rubio’s job fighting back those voices became more complicated on Monday when the bombs exploded in Boston.

The alleged bombers are of Chechen descent, authorities believe, and some conservative flame throwers like Ann Coulter are using the death of one of the alleged bombers to target Senator Rubio’s immigration bill.

Coulter tweeted this morning, “It’s too bad Suspect # 1 won’t be able to be legalized by Marco Rubio, now.”

Other conservatives opposed to any type of immigration reform also called Rubio’s plan “amnesty” and said it was time to put immigration reform aside in light of the bombings in Boston.

According to the Washignton Post, Rubio’s people are trying to tamp down the criticism and criticizing anyone who is trying to use the tragic events in Boston to gain political traction.

Rubio launched a website to deal with the misinformation being distributed about the immigration reform bill crafted by a bipartisan group of Senators. Click here to see the site.


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