Lee Parts Ways with Rubio over Immigration

Although Sens. Mike Lee and Marco Rubio are both darlings of the Tea Party and largely on the same page politically, Lee says Rubio’s approach to immigration reform is “nonsensical.”

Reports National Review:

Republican senator Mike Lee of Utah stated Wednesday morning that he “cannot support” the Gang of Eight immigration bill because of its comprehensive approach. Discussing the bill with Laura Ingraham on her radio show, Lee explained that it is “nonsensical” to argue that Congress has to address amnesty at the same time it deals with strengthening border security.

“One of my frustrations with this bill is that it proceeds with the idea that we cannot get anything done unless we get all of it done,” Lee said. He acknowledged that he shares certain objectives with Rubio, but he disagreed with the Florida senator’s suggestion that “we have to do all these things at once.”

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