Rubio on Spending Bill: We Need to ‘Slow It Down’
LEE: "We are briefly recapping what we just talked about. On the one hand, you are actually telling us that the ISIS is trying to use the refuge program to get into the the country and on the other hand you are telling us that there is really nothing that can be done to stop this omnibus spending bill --"
RUBIO: "Oh, no --"
LEE: " -- that expands refugee program. So if you can't lead on this issue as the sitting senator, how can our viewers believe you will you do it as president?"
RUBIO: "Actually, we can do something about it. I didn't say we can't do anything about it. We can most certainly slow this process down and force them to go back and make changes to it. And there is no doubt that we should, we can and we will. I think there is an effort underway now among many conservatives in the House and in the Senate to make it happen. You can slow this down. This isn't -- I mean, there is a way to do it. I think the question is whether the willingness is there. My point has been that consistently over the last few years there comes a moment when the kind of establishment in Washington in both parties gets together, rounds up enough votes and just rams this down to people's throat. This is a massive piece of legislation. Over a trillion dollars in spending. And it was just announced and in 48 hours everyone has to make a decision about what to do. I know enough to say that we will oppose it and I know enough to say that we should use every procedural aspect that we have to slow it down and perhaps force some changes on these things that we have been discussing."