(Politico) – Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, in a CPAC appearance on Saturday attacked Sen. Marco Rubio for supporting “amnesty” for illegal aliens.
“If amnesty goes through, America becomes California and no Republican will ever win another national election,” Coulter said, adding: “I can see why Democrats would want amnesty, but why on earth are Marco Rubio and these endless Bushes supporting it? Even Shemp and Zippo Bush are supporting amnesty for illegals.”
Coulter’s attack drew cheers from the CPAC crowd.
The Florida Republican is part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, which is working to craft a bipartisan plan on immigration, including a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also has supported a path to citizenship, provided that it does not incentivize increased illegal immigration to the U.S.
“Republicans are grasping at these suicidal policies because they’re panicked, they’re demoralized after the last election,” Coulter said. “Stop panicking, Republicans!”
Coulter also said she could no long support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2016, adding, “I’m now a single-issue voter against amnesty. So Christie’s off the list.” Christie has supported a path to citizenship.