Rubio in Las Vegas urges caution as some tie Boston to immigration debate
Sen. Marco Rubio traveled to Las Vegas on Saturday to attend Republican Jewish Coalition meeting and do some fundraising (see Adelson, Sheldon) and was asked about comments from some fellow Republicans tying the Boston Marathon bombing to immigration.
People should “reserve judgment," he said, according to Ralston Reports. "What I mean by reserve judgment is that we just don’t know who these people were, why they reached the point they did, why they did what that did. We just don’t know. If there are ways to learn (from Boston or other incidents), we should apply those. By the same token, I would remind everyone that what we know for sure is that these two killers entered the United States through the existing, legal immigration system.”
From the blog: Rubio declined to wade into the debate over whether suspect Dzhokzar Tsarnaev should have been read his Miranda rights or treated as an enemy combatant, as some of his colleagues have said. “That’s part of a broader debate that we have to have,” the Florida senator and 2016 presidential possibility said before repeating his point about homegrown terrorists being an emerging problem. “The massacre in Boston is a potential example of that.”