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Exclusive Interview: Rubio Calls Immigration Proposal a "Starting Point"

SugarLandSteve Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 11:50 AM
Note to Senator Rubio: Let's be accurate and call this the end of your political aspirations. I will not support you or anybody else that keeps pushing this bill. That's a promise.

In an exclusive interview with Townhall, Sen. Marco Rubio repeatedly emphasizes that the "Gang of Eight" framework on comprehensive immigration reform is not a "take it or leave it" proposition.  He strongly encourages fellow conservatives to help improve and strengthen the bill as the legislative process advances.  Below is the audio and transcript of the full exchange, which will air on my radio program this weekend.  Rubio addresses various provisions within the legislation, as well as some conservatives' objections -- general and specific -- to the framework: