Marco Rubio Schools Jake Tapper on Asylum Highway in Border Bill

Marco Rubio Schools Jake Tapper on Asylum Highway in Border Bill


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) shot down, stomped on, and trashed CNN’s Jake Tapper’s scripted effort Sunday to defend the failed border bill drafted by GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Democrats claim McConnell’s bill tightened the asylum rules but the bill actually created a fast-track asylum highway to citizenship, Rubio told Tapper on the State of the Union talkshow on CNN.

“Asylum is a pathway to citizenship,” he said as he shredded Tapper’s pro-migration talking points.

“Look, there are some things in that bill that we should do, [such] change the asylum standard,” Rubio told Tapper. But, Rubio added:

The bill basically creates an asylum corps, OK? … Thousands of bureaucrats [4,300 Asylum Officers], basically agents, asylum agents, that would be empowered right at

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