Marco Rubio: Gingrich’s Ad Bashing ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Romney is ‘Inflammatory’
This is why I continue to believe that Newt Gingrich has no real chance of becoming the Republican nominee for President; he’s even disliked by most of his own party: Rubio scolds Gingrich camp, says ad bashing ‘anti-immigrant’ Romney is ‘inaccurate, inflammatory’.
Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant”
�“This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.
“The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.”
As for the last sentence in the above quote, it’s obviously false. Both Gingrich and Romney are determinedly anti-immigrant — like most Republicans — and only a dyed in the wool partisan like Rubio would deny it. To understand this, all you need to do is look at Republican “self-deportation” legislation, and Republicans’ universal opposition to the DREAM Act. And it’s even more obvious in this election season, as the candidates have been relentlessly fear-mongering about immigration issues.