For many in the GOP’s conservative base, the only thing scarier than the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform bill is the prospect of President Barack Obama wielding unchecked executive power.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, under fire from the right for embracing the Senate bill, played on that fear Tuesday. In an interview on a conservative talk-radio show, Rubio said that if Congress fails to pass immigration reform it could lead Obama to sign an executive order legalizing the estimated 11 million people who are now in the U.S. illegally.
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