Is Marco Rubio, R-Fla., getting played by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.?
During his interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl this morning, Rubio didn’t even seem to understand what that meant.
“Are you being played by the Democrats?” asked Karl. “Is Chuck Schumer playing you?”
“I don’t — I quite frankly, I don’t even know what that means,” Rubio replied.
“Is he using you?” Karl continued. “Is he using you to try to accomplish something that the Democrats want and is not — not a conservative bill?”
Rubio responded that immigration reform was a bi-partisan issue that “all Americans recognize has to be done”
“I don’t focus a lot on public polling,” Rubio added, “But if you look at these public polls, it’s clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken legal immigration system that needs to be reformed.
Rubo added that he fully understood the opinions of those who opposed his immigration bill, but that he still wanted his bill to pass.
“I recognize there is a division among conservatives about it. I respect other people’s views on it,” he said. “I understand why they are frustrated by it. I just hope people understand that the reason why I’ve undertaken this is because this is a major problem that’s hurting our country.”