Rubio to Make Huge Media Push for Immigration Deal
I hope Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is going to have lots of bottled water on hand, because he is going to have a very dry mouth after doing more than the Full Ginsburg this Sunday.
According to Rubio’s press secretary, the senator will be on Fox News Sunday, This Week, Meet The Press, Face the Nation, CNN, Univision and Telemundo. Probably the most comprehensive media push by a politician ever.
The reason Rubio will be on almost every channel this Sunday is to push the immigration compromise recently reached by the Senate Gang of Six. The actual legislation should be released next week, after Rubio makes the rounds selling the basic outline of it.
The fact that Rubio is going to such lengths to sell the proposal is a positive sign for the chances of something passing. The only real hurdle to immigration reform is House Republicans. Although having a possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidate be the face of the immigration reform proposal should make it easier to get House Republicans on board or at least making them unwilling to actively stand in the way.
But immigration reform doesn’t even need the full support of House Republicans. As long as a majority of House Republican are just willing to let the Hastert Rule be violated, it should be theoretically possible to pass a bill with mostly Democratic voters.