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”-
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?
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
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