October 25th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
9 years ago

Video: Sen. Rubio on Obamacare, immigration

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida talks Obamacare and immigration.

Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio • President Obama
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Sen. Waterboy, your bill to hold up the individual mandate is going into file #13. As far as the immigration bill goes, you know as well as everyone else does that the Senate bill was D.O.A. in the House. They have no intention on passing reform. But the bigger picture to the House GOP members is that they don't want to give the President another victory under his belt. 11/14 can't get here soon enough.

    October 25, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. Winston Smith

    More unwanted input, from a biased source. Just what the media loves, polarization. Keep the people swinging wildly at each other so the elected officials can do what they want unimpeded.

    October 25, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  3. Data Driven

    Don't post a video and leave it at that. Report, please.

    Don't you people work?

    October 25, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    This guy is just like another Sarah Palin, Eric Cantor to me. Except he is male Sarah Palin. Just totally idiotic. GOP, insurance thugs, doctors lost the gane on ACA. ACA IS A LAW, NOW. Better follow or quit.

    October 25, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  5. Larry in Houston

    well, let's find out what he's got, before commenting huh CNN ? Whenever they get back to "work" after their "break" he's supposed to introduce some type of legislation Monday morning, to the Senate....Lets see what it is, and how far it goes.....Go For It, Marco !!

    October 25, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Rubio is an example of what damage a Koch puppet can do. In 2016, we will undo the election mistake of 2010, where Rubio won in a three candidate race with 40% of the votes.

    October 25, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. Data Driven

    @Tampa TIm,

    "In 2016, we will undo the election mistake of 2010, where Rubio won in a three candidate race with 40% of the votes."

    I hope you're right, Tim. Seriously, do you think it's possible? Is there a solid Dem candidate being groomed down there? I hope the DNC is listening to you, because, I, too, think Rubio could be quite vulnerable. The "tea party" has turned their backs on him because of immigration, and he DID win in a 3-way contest. I'd love to see this Media Darling get unexpectedly removed from office next election.

    Oh, and CNN: Sarah Palin and Marc Rubio this morning. What are the DEMS doing today? (Besides Hillary, I mean.)

    October 25, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Rubio is wrong on immigration. We cannot legalize those who came here, illegally.

    ObamaCare was a monster all along, and it will bankrupt America, and indeed it is my view, that is what Obama wanted.......all along.......to use every means within his power, to destroy America, from within, by bankrupting this country.

    October 25, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Another TeaPer day in GOPerville, CNN?

    October 25, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  10. Data Driven

    Well, I said this:

    "The "tea party" has turned their backs on him because of immigration"

    and RIck McDaniel, as fine a representative of "tea party" thinking as anyone, proved my point by saying this:

    "Rubio is wrong on immigration"

    Any interns from the DNC reading this page? Show to your bosses. Let's get serious down in Florida - the guy is vulnerable.

    October 25, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. Warren

    Rick McDaniel
    What a truly ignorant statement to make, why would the President of the United States want to go down in history as the one that bankrupting this country

    October 25, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    Listen, Obamacare, I.e, ACA LAW, will not and shall not bankrupt. The guys making these statements are linkage to corporate insurance thugs bribe takers to write. In fact Obama legacy stand alive for long long time. True. Again, insurance thugs, Hospitals, Doctors pharmacy guys LOST THE GAME. Pressing will not work here.

    October 25, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  13. Gurgyl

    Wars bankrupted, not Obamacare nor infrastructure.

    October 25, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  14. wendel

    the repo party is all wet on immigration. They know they can't win so they keep changing voter registration laws. While we argue they quietly pass state laws. wake up America. The sneaky repos will not stop.

    October 25, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  15. Jules

    Too late for you, Rubio, you have had your 15 minutes. You are not towing the Tea Party Line so you are so over. You need to mature a bit anyway, because not many people are going to vote for a guy for president that looks like the president of a student council.

    October 25, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Another teaparty GOP loser who voted for us to lose 24 billon of taxpayers money , see you in nov 2014 Rubio and radel and Scott and the rest of the Florida GOP idiot legislature !!!!!

    October 25, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  17. rs

    The GOP simply doesn't get it. We aren't a baragaining society. We have rules, order, law. The ACA is law. Just a few months back Boehner agreed (yeah, I know...) that Immigration was an importact subject for Congress and needed fixing. A bill passed the Senate. Rubio is right, and I'd point out without minorities, the GOP is toast. They HAVE to do Immigration reform. Now? Well, suddenly the GOP doesn't want to fix Immigration and comes up with more crazy excuses (and lies) to justify, once again doing nothing, and threatening that they are rather preparing for the next budget fight.

    You guys already have the lowest approval rating EVER
    80% of Americans didn't like your little shutdown
    78% of Americans blame you for the shutdown
    And now THAT is what you want to go back to?
    It's official, the GOP IS dead and gone, replace by some sick Issa/Cruz-like zombie.

    October 25, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  18. rs

    that is what Obama wanted.......all along.......to use every means within his power, to destroy America, from within, by bankrupting this country
    Ha,ha,ha,ha. Really Rick? Which party just tried to force America into bankruptsy- and in the process blew ANOTHER $24 billion? You rube.

    October 25, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  19. cumulus

    Rick, sounds like your having a messaging problem, hahaha

    October 25, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Gunderson

    Now where you been last (One Hundred Years?)? The U.S Constutition has been corrupted so out of whack no body today even recogonizes it. The Liberal's have put big social programs in place, that sounded good at the time, but now have been total failures. If they were working we wouldn't be in the mess we are in. Just look at employment. Food stamps. The National debt. There has been no progress in the last 100 years. Wise up.

    October 25, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. Active Duty Soldier

    Its funny how the GOP always use the military and our families for political gain. What you dont hear is a good portion of those military members are not legal US citizens due to allot of the games being played in Washington. I keep hearing well its always been this way..Spare me the history lesson, I put on this uniform everyday for the love of the country and think that if you fight for this country, you should be a legal citizen with no questions. 2014 will be here soon and its time to get the radicals and closeted racist out of the white house.

    October 25, 2013 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  22. Wake up People!

    Rick honey, I'm confused can you help me out a bit?

    Does Obama want to bankrupt the country or declare himself dictator? He can't do both. Well he could but who wants to be dictator of a bankrupt country??

    October 25, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |