Marco Rubio spoke at the Defending the Dream forum, a tea party summit in his home state of Florida. Who could be a better audience for him than a bunch of Floridian conservative homies, right?
He got booed and heckled by influential activists.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) faced hecklers angry with his leadership on immigration reform at a Friday Tea Party summit in his home state.
According to reports, Rubio was met with cries of "No amnesty!" as he gave an address during the opening session of the Americans for Prosperity's Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando.
Some in the audience continued to shout throughout the address and booed him when he finished.
Rubio has been ducking the immigration issue and continued to avoid the topic in his speech. Instead, he fed red meat to ravenous Obama haters by slamming the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
But his position as one of the chief architects of the immigration reform measure that passed the Senate earlier this year has drawn fierce criticism from conservatives, some of whom say he has sold out since getting elected to the Senate with Tea Party support.
Nothing says "GOP outreach" like turning your backs on immigrants looking for a fair and reasonable pathway to becoming productive, tax-paying United States citizens.
Oh that's right. They tend to vote Democratic. Moving on...