Sep 30 2021
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Fox and Friends to discuss President Joe Biden’s reckless spending agenda, the ongoing migrant crisis, and more. See below for highlights and watch the video here.
On President Joe Biden’s reckless spending agenda:
“The [Democrats] have an internal party problem. They have these radical left wing nutcases who want it to be $7 trillion, not $3.5 trillion, and they think $3.5 trillion is a compromise. You also have a handful of people that haven't gone Marxist yet, who aren't necessarily conservatives or anything of that nature but are sort of more normal in their view of what the government's role in our country should be and they are pushing back. So you have this internal fight going on and that's a big problem they have on their hands.
“Joe Biden doesn't have a base, right? Joe Biden wasn't elected because he's Joe Biden. He was elected as a vessel. He's there, because he became an instrument for the far left that now dominates the Democratic party to pursue their agenda. That’s what they’re doing here. These guys are acting like they have a 60-70 vote majority in the Senate and 50 vote majority in the House and were elected with some sort of mandate to remake America into a socialist, almost Marxist type economy. That's the pushback you're seeing from people that have to go back home in November and get re-elected. They know they can't run on this.”
On the ongoing migrant crisis on our Southern border:
“A lot of the migrants are winding up in Florida, and my heart breaks for these people. The Haitian community in South Florida is an incredible community, I have a tremendous affinity for them. I feel terrible about what's happening in Haiti, but no country in the world can take in 50,000 people at a time in a totally unregulated and unrestricted manner. There are anywhere between 90,000 and 120,000 migrants from Haiti alone as well as from different countries in Latin America all desiring to enter the United States. This began back in 2010 when a lot of these countries, like Chile, got rid of VISA requirements because they had a bunch of construction jobs, so they have been living there this whole time. If you notice, a lot of the Haitian migrants at the border speak Spanish, because they have been living in Chile and places like that this entire time. But what happens -- those jobs dry up and eventually they say,‘okay fine we'll go to America’. That's what's happening.
“Eventually it bottlenecks in Panama, which is the first country that interacts with them; they do testing, biometrics, and COVID tests, and things of that nature. They are telling us that anywhere between 90,0000 and 100,000 migrants from Haiti alone are headed towards the United States at different stages of migration and the Biden Administration isn't doing anything about it, they completely ignored it.”
On the radical left and immigration:
“There is a hard core base in the Democratic party, which happens to be the people who knock-on doors, send them $50 donations in the mail and by internet… they get to these millions of dollars. These radical activists don't believe there should be a border. They honestly don't. They believe in the free flow of people across borders. Honestly, they say they are immigration laws, but truth be told they believe that anyone who wants to come to America should be able to come to America.
“Here’s the irony in this: if you're not vaccinated and you're an American you can get fired and denied access to a restaurant, but if you're not vaccinated and you arrive here illegally you get to enter the country and stay. It’s obscene how absurd that is.
“If I had told anybody 10 years ago that these things would be happening, you'd say that's not true, that's some sort of movie on Netflix. But it is. It’s happening, ridiculousness after ridiculousness.”