A former Republican vice presidential candidate is calling out one of the top members of her party.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently took Sen. Marco Rubio to task via Twitter because of his amnesty position for illegal immigrants. Palin says Rubio’s recent actions are an example of why people cannot trust politicians.
“Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty…” she tweeted, along with a link to a story about Rubio’s supposed flip-flop, The Blaze reported.
The story that Palin linked to, from Townhall.com, notes:
During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty.
Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to be given the earned path to citizenship that he himself insisted was “code for amnesty” only three years ago.
This is the Rubio quote that got Palin so fired up:
First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It's what they call it. And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so. If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works," he continued. "No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it.