Top Republican Flips Stance On Trump’s Deportation Plan

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( – On Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” changed his position when he was asked whether former President Donald Trump’s were workable. 

During the appearance, Rubio, who previously claimed that Trump’s deportation plan was not workable, now argued that he supported the former President’s plans to use the military to carry out mass deportations across the country. He added that the country couldn’t absorb the 25 to 30 million people who had illegally come into the country. He then questioned if there is any other country that would tolerate having so many illegal immigrants. 

The comments mark a departure from Rubio’s previous statements on this issue, especially the ones he made in 2015 when running for the White House against Trump. At the time, Rubio criticized Trump for his plan to deport the millions of illegal immigrants who had been living in the United States. 

During a campaign event in Iowa in 2015, he specifically stated that there were around 12 to 13 million people who have been in the country a long time, and that deporting them is neither realistic nor something that the U.S. would necessarily want to do. He added that this needs to be addressed in a number of ways and that they wouldn’t be able to do any of this in a single piece of legislation. He pointed out that they had learned this two years earlier when it was attempted. 

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