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Rubio Would Rather Talk About Other Issues Than Immigration

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio spoke at the annual St. Lucie County Republican Party Lincoln  Day dinner on Wednesday night, where he fielded questions on immigration reform prior to his addressing the Republican faithful of St. Lucie county, Florida.

During his speech, Rubio pointed out that the border is not only an immigration issue, but  a “national security issue,” as well as being a “sovereignty issue.”

Only moments later, Rubio stated why he got “involved in this issue”-

There are a lot of other issues I’d rather be talking about. To be honest with you, I’d rather be talking about the $17 trillion debt, I think that is more important to our country. I’d rather be focused on simplifying our tax code. I’m more interested in securing ourselves in a national security perspective, although immigration has components of that.-Senator Marco Rubio

By first stating that the border problem is a “national security issue,” and then saying that he considers other issues to be more important to him, could Rubio have just opened himself up to being skewered by his immigration reform detractors, including the twenty-or-so that protested him at this very event, for sounding a bit dismissive?

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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