Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Wednesday the public’s reaction to President Trump adding a question regarding citizenship to the 2020 census is just the “latest absurd freakout.”
From Conservative Post:
Rubio defended Trump’s decision, saying citizenship matters and districts should not be apportioned based on illegal immigrants living in the country because it “dilutes the political representation” of U.S. citizens.
“Latest absurd freak out is over #census2020 citizenship question. In every nation citizenship matters, so shouldn’t we know how many we have? And districts apportioned based on # of people not here legally dilutes the political representation of citizens & legal residents,” Rubio tweeted.
The Department of Commerce announced Monday night the addition of a citizenship question to the upcoming census.
Many who oppose the decision say it could unfairly redraw district lines and affect representation in Congress. California is suing the Commerce Department because they could potentially lost a House seat.