Marco Rubio ‘Seasonal Thing’ ad rips Val Demings’ immigration position

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The ad links remarks from Demings and VP Kamala Harris.

The re-election campaign of I.S. Sen. Marco Rubio continues to link Val Demings to the Democratic establishment in his latest blast at her immigration policy.

The latest spot, entitled “Seasonal Thing” and subtitled “Val and Joe (Biden) refuse to secure the border,” takes a remark Rubio’s Democratic challenger made about migration at the U.S.-Mexican border and repeats it, while splicing in context from Fox News stories and remarks made by Vice President Kamala Harris.

“A record-high two million illegal immigrants have crossed the border in the past year alone, but Kamala Harris thinks ‘we have a secure border’ and Val Demings says the border crisis is just a ‘seasonal thing,'” the campaign contended.

Harris made the “secure border” remark on Meet the Press, while Demings’ remarks are split up by a jump cut.

“The crisis we are seeing at the border is nothing new,” Demings asserts, before some words are elided. “It’s a seasonal thing.”

The “seasonal thing” phrase is repeated one more time ahead of the dramatic ending of the ad, where the graphic proclaims that Demings and Biden “refuse to secure the border.”

Since Demings launched her campaign last year, Rubio’s political operation has attempted to define her as a “pro-amnesty” Democrat.

“As thousands of illegal immigrants are surging over our southern border, Val Demings is blaming the founding fathers for Democrats’ inability to grant amnesty to millions,” Rubio’s campaign said last year, as Demings objected to a GOP filibuster. “Demings would rather be a rubber stamp for (Senate Majority Leader) Chuck Schumer — just as she has been for (Speaker of the House) Nancy Pelosi — than fight for Florida families.”

When Donald Trump was President, meanwhile, Demings doubted there was even a border crisis.

“The only crisis on the border is the one that President Trump has created by falsifying reports to instill fear, imprisoning children and separating families, and failing to hire enough officers to staff ports of entry,” she tweeted in 2019.

See the new Rubio ad below.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


13 comments

  • Charlie Crist

    September 23, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Tom is a legendary clown. Vote for me. I’ll put the SOB in a nut house. Even worse than that would be the school house. This would be torture for him.

    Reply

    • Tom

      September 23, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      Impeach, Dumings can’t defend anything she’s voted for. She is useless. Did Joey help her find the gun? He is useless too.

      Corsin, your chinese bot, Soros tic toc effort fails with me. Your incest has caused brain damage. Can’t be corrected. Everyone knows you are a failure, fraudster.

      You continue to ensure my legendary status. Priceless $$$.

      Reply

      • Charlie Crist

        September 23, 2022 at 8:12 pm

        You gonna get smacked in public if you say all that stupid sht…yeah big smack!!!

        Reply

  • Impeach Biden

    September 23, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Like we have said, Demings is going to have to defend many of these idiotic policies from the Joe Biden administration. At some point I’m sure her “Nancy Pelosi” voting record will come out. Pelosi and Biden are cancerous for anyone seeking office.

    Reply

    • Charlie Crist

      September 23, 2022 at 3:12 pm

      The GOP is the party of the rich…they do nothing for ordinary people. If you vote for them and you aren’t rich then you are one of the dumbest people in human history. Even people in ancient civilizations had more sense. Don’t sacrifice your great grandchildren’s future just because you don’t like what some men and women do with their bodies. GOP shills for the rich have you by the balls.

      Reply

    • PeterH

      September 23, 2022 at 3:58 pm

      Joe Biden DID NOT ESTABLISH BORDER LAWS!

      CONGRESS WRITES LAW, THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ENFORCES THE LAWS CONGRESS CREATES.

      STOP YOUR STUPIDITY.

      Reply

      • Impeach Biden

        September 23, 2022 at 5:43 pm

        Remind all of the legal citizens of this country and especially the ones that live in border towns the Executive Orders Joe Biden signed on day one of his Presidency. By the way I have lived in Del Rio, TX and believe me nothing like this has ever gone on down there. Answer me this Peter H, why hasn’t Joe Biden gone to Del Rio? In the civilian world Kamala Harris would have been fired for her gross negligence of the job assigned to her by the “Mumbler in Chief”.

        Reply

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 23, 2022 at 8:13 pm

          The neo nazi right wing is gonna burn in hell you azzhole!!!🔥

          Reply

  • marylou

    September 23, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Rubio also said that “abortion ban exceptions meant to protect the health of pregnant people are “a massive loophole.”

    Loophole? Marco thinks women’s lives and health are loopholes??? What kind of monster says something like this? VOTE RUBIO OUT!!!

    Reply

  • PeterH

    September 23, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Marco Rubio has the ability to end border incursions. HE REFUSES TO COOPERATE WITH DEMOCRATS TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM LAWS.

    Biden has absolutely NO AUTHORITY OR MECHANISM to write legislation.

    REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM!

    VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!

    Reply

    • Impeach Biden

      September 23, 2022 at 5:48 pm

      Peter H, during Trump’s presidency we had some of your favorite Democrats, two of them got ousted, protesting at the Homestead detention center with your “Children in Cages” speak. They were Donna Shalala (gone), Debbie Murcasel-Powell (gone), and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (should be gone). Well Trump is gone and that center remains open. How come they aren’t protesting now?

      Reply

    • Hope

      September 23, 2022 at 5:56 pm

      PinocchioH
      Politifact says, False!

      Reply

  • KurtInOC

    September 23, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Isn’t Little Marco an illegal immigrant from Cuba? This joker talking all big about immigration is a joke.

    Reply

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