Reid: Rubio a 'hypocrite' over immigration
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) panned Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE has a "hypocrite" for flipping his stance on immigration. 

"Marco Rubio, who was one of the four Republicans to come up with a comprehensive immigration bill, how could this man suddenly turn against what he was responsible for doing?" he said Monday during an event sponsored by the Nevada Democratic Party. 
 
"It's as if he just went to a different sphere of the world."
 
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Noting that the Florida Republican is now calling on deporting children who had been brought to America by their parents, referred to as Dreamers for the bill that would grant them legal status, Reid went further. 
 
"It's not just Trump who is so anti-immigrant, Rubio leads the charge, if I'm concerned, because he is such a hypocrite," Reid said, before arguing that there's no reason why any minority American should vote for the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential election. 
 
Rubio has repeatedly been dogged by his support of the "Gang of Eight" immigration compromise that passed the Senate in 2013. It languished in the House due to a lack of GOP support; he later stepped back from it by arguing that America needs to secure its border before moving forward with changes to immigration policy.
 
 
But Rubio and others have hit back, arguing that Cruz supported the bill as long as it included his amendments.