Congress
4:26 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Miami's Ros-Lehtinen: 'I Have Evolved As The Nation Has Evolved'

 

In the unedited interview, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen tells WLRN anchor Phil Latzman why she went from supporting the Defense of Marriage Act to applauding its undoing by the U.S. Supreme Court last week. Also hear why she says the Senate's immigration reform bill is dead on arrival in the House.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Miami)
Credit http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/

South Florida's longest serving Congressperson says she's changed with the times.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican from Miami, has served in the house for 24 years and voted for the Defense of Marriage Act when it passed in 1996.

"I have evolved, just as the country has evolved."

She explains why she went from supporting DOMA to applauding its undoing by the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

We hear why she thinks the Senate's immigration reform bill sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, faces a tough haul in the House, and what changes to the bill must be made in order for it to have any chance of passage.

Ross-Lehtinen also explains why the wounds haven't completely healed as it pertains Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to South Florida. Cuban-Americans took offense to the ailing African leader's praise of Fidel Castro.