Marco Rubio’s Front Group Runs Deceptive Ad on Amnesty
Just over two weeks after listeners to the June 9, 2013 edition of The Teri O’Brien Show learned of Sen. Marco Rubio’s EXTREMELY disappointing Eddie Haskell routine over that weekend (saying on thing in Español on Telemundo and something else when he’s talking to us), Sen. Jeff Sessions has called on Sen. Rubio to pull the deceptive ad from “Americans for a Conservative Direction.” On that same edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, we told you that ACD is a phony front group, funded by Mark Zuckerberg, and that one of their ads starring Sen. Rubio contains a claim of “Border Security First,” when in fact the Gang of 8’s “comprehensive immigration reform” provides for no such thing.
The advertising campaign that Zuckerberg created with Rubio’s help under the organization “Americans for a Conservative Direction” is being run through the Facebook founder’s FWD.us group. In the ad, titled “Today,” Rubio claims the Gang of Eight bill “puts in place the toughest enforcement measures in the history of the United States, potentially in the world” and that “no federal benefits, no food stamps, no welfare, no Obamacare” will be afforded to illegal immigrants.
While the argument that the Gang of Eight bill has the toughest border security in history was one of Sen. Rubio’s original talking points as the Gang of Eight rolled out this legislation in late April, he now says he will not vote for the bill if the border security provisions are not improved.
The argument that illegal immigrants will not have access to federal benefits, food stamps or welfare has also fallen apart. In late April, Breitbart News reported that Sen. Sessions had debunked that narrative, finding all the loopholes in the bill that allowed illegal immigrants immediate access to many state and local benefits programs as well as sooner-than-advertised access to federal benefits programs.
Sen. Sessions is correct. Honesty and integrity are conservative values. Please do the right thing, Sen. Rubio.