By Marc Caputo (Politico) –
MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio defended his low-key approach to immigration reform Monday by dismissing criticism from his one-time ally, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and calling his tactics “legislative malpractice.”
Bush and a handful of immigration reform advocates who live in the Miami area began openly criticizing the Florida senator last week for not leading on the issue as he did in 2013, when he was a member of the U.S. Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight.
“God forbid you actually took on something that was controversial and paid a political price. That’s the attitude in D.C. right now. Certainly Sen. Rubio is no different,” Bush told USA Today.