The left-of-center Huffington Post was on hand at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference this past week. Spotting J.D. Hayworth, the online publication’s reporter zoomed in for a chat with Arizona’s 6-term former Congressman. The HuffPo’s report is headlined J.D. Hayworth Criticizes Marco Rubio For Immigration Efforts. We urge you to read it.
Hayworth, a conservative who challenged amnesty proponent John McCain in 2010, is described as not impressed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s support for “comprehensive immigration reform.” As part of the notorious “Gang of 8,” Rubio has jumped front and center on another of Maverick McCain’s “bi-partisan” attempts to roll out the red carpet to those who disregard our laws and national sovereignty. It’s an effort that has the strong support of Barack Obama and Homeland Insecurity chieftain, Janet Napolitano. McCain has inexplicably praised the efforts of his 2008 presidential rival in pursuing the Democrat strategy of granting amnesty to increase their numbers in coming elections.
Conservatives are unlikely to find common ground with those two radical liberals on many issues, but McCain‘s merry men are apparently unconcerned. Besides Rubio, grand political aspirations in tow, the other Republicans following McCain down this dicey path are longtime amnesty supporters Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham. The small cadre has partnered with Democrat Sens. Dick Durbin (Illinois), Robert Melendez (NJ), Chuck Schumer (NY), and Michael Bennet (Colo).
“I don’t believe this administration has any intent to enforce the law and I will say, sadly, that I think there are some who aspire to leadership in our party and leadership in the executive branch who, likewise, have no intention,” Hayworth stated. Asked if he meant Rubio, Hayworth didn’t give a “yes,” but came close, according to the report .
“Well, I would just simply refer you, I know they may be competition, but go back and watch the BuzzFeed answer over beer,” he said, referring to Rubio’s Feb. 5 interview with the outlet. Hayworth repeated his invitation: “Go back and watch what the intent was over beers at BuzzFeed. Enforcement was not his leading component, was it? Go back and check.”
And Marco Rubio? Despite making amnesty a focal point issue, Rubio apparently didn’t think it was a good thing to mention at CPAC. Huffington Post reports he didn’t discuss it once in his speech to the conservative gathering.
This excellent Blaze report also features photos and a video showing the confrontational town hall meetings where John McCain was pounded with questions from angry Arizona citizens, wondering why he puts illegals above them. We’ve never gotten a straight answer from the supposed “straight talker.”