Harry Reid: Jeb Bush not a leader on immigration. Rubio is.
Jeb Bush managed today to get beat up by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
A day after his new book sent shockwaves through delicate work on comprehensive immigration reform, the former Florida governor was a figure of disappointment and scorn.
“Let’s wait for a few minutes and see how Jeb Bush changes his mind again,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scoffed during his weekly news conference. “His opinion on immigration is not evolving; it’s devolving. He keeps going backwards. I think, frankly, he’s made a fool of himself in the last 24 hours.”
Reid went on: "Frankly, on this issue, I don’t think Jeb Bush is a Florida leader. I think Marco Rubio is. Bush has been elected to nothing lately. Rubio is the leader on immigration."
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican helping to craft a bipartisan immigration bill, told reporters that Bush has a great voice on immigration” but "I just think this proposal caught me off guard, and it undercuts what we're trying to do."