Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio: I Can’t Do Any Town Halls Because Mean Liberal Activists Will “Heckle And Scream” At Me

Via Breitbart: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he will not participate in town halls because political activists will “heckle and scream” at him to create a media spectacle for the cameras. “They are not town halls anymore,” Rubio told CBS Miami on Sunday. “What these groups really want is for me to schedule a public forum, they then organize three, ...

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Marco Rubio Caves On Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Marco Rubio will vote for President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, he announced Monday, resolving the final major question surrounding Rex Tillerson’s bid to be confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat. “Given the uncertainty that exists both at home and abroad about the direction of our foreign policy, it would be against our national ...

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Rubio Squirms When Asked About His Campaign Claim That Trump Can’t Be Trusted With Nukes [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash reminded the Florida senator that he once called Trump unfit for the office of the presidency, and warned against “turning over the nuclear codes to an erratic individual.” “Senator, do you still have those concerns about President-elect Trump?” Bash asked. “Well, Dana, we had an election,” Rubio ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: LGBT Rights Opponent Marco Rubio Points Out Castro’s History Of Oppressing Gays

This afternoon Sen. Marco Rubio decided that it wouldn’t be hypocritical in the least to point out Fidel Castro’s history of oppressing gays. Has he somehow forgotten his own lengthy track record of opposing LGBT rights? We sure haven’t forgotten his vote against ENDA, his support for DOMA, his fundraising for ex-gay torture advocates, his robocalls for NOM, his promise ...

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FLORIDA: Hispanics Boo Rubio Off The Stage [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got booed off a stage in Orlando on Sunday, by a crowd that was overwhelmingly Latino. It happened at Calle Orange, a street festival in downtown Orlando geared toward the city’s large Puerto Rican community. The icy reception was an indication of the challenges that Rubio, a Republican of Cuban heritage, has faced in ...

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Marco Rubio On Wikileaks: I Refuse To Discuss This Attempt By Foreigners To Interfere With The Election

A little payback for “Little Marco.” ABC News reports: Sen. Marco Rubio tells ABC News Republicans are making a mistake by jumping on allegedly hacked emails released by Wikileaks to criticize Hillary Clinton. In fact, he says he won’t talk about the hacked emails at all. “As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign ...

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FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Wins GOP Senate Primary

Via the Miami Herald: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio cruised to victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday, easily brushing aside multi-millionaire Carlos Beruff who spent $8 million of his own money trying to knock him out office. With his party’s nomination secure, Rubio is now on path to defend the Senate seat he’s held since 2010 and potentially help the ...

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Marco Rubio: If Reelected To The Senate, I Might Not Serve The Full Six Years Because You Never Know

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection. And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost. “No one can make that commitment because you don’t know ...

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FLORIDA: Koch Brothers Pull Pro-Rubio Ads

The Koch brothers are feeling confident about Marco Rubio’s chance of reelection. The Hill reports: The powerful donor network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling more than half a million dollars in Florida advertising designed to help Marco Rubio in his Senate race, according to Koch network spokesman James Davis. The canceled reservation period is from ...

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ORLANDO: Sen. Marco Rubio Chastises Liberty Counsel Confab Attendees For Hating On Gays So Much

It looks like all the protests in advance of today’s speech to the Liberty Counsel had an effect on Marco Rubio. The New York Times reports: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who has faced widespread condemnation for agreeing to speak at a conference alongside Christian conservatives who have denounced homosexuality and gay rights, used his speech to the group on ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Drags Marco Rubio Down To Slim 3-Point Lead Over Dem US Senate Rival Patrick Murphy

Today in Senate-flipping news: Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is catching up to Sen. Marco Rubio and is nearly tied with him in a new Quinnipiac University poll that suggests Donald Trump is a drag on the incumbent Republican. Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll of likely voters. However, ...

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ORLANDO: DNC Denounces Trump And Rubio For Headlining Today’s Anti-LGBT Hate Group Convention

Via press release: “Instead of honoring the memory of those we lost at Pulse two months ago, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio have come to Orlando to headline a gathering of some of the nation’s most incendiary anti-gay bigots. We at the DNC join all people of good conscience in expressing our solidarity with the Orlando LGBT community as they ...

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Donald Trump To Headline Anti-LGBT Hate Group Event, Will Be Grilled About “Homosexual Totalitarianism”

Donald Trump proclaims himself to be a defender of the LGBT community. Which is why he has agreed to appear alongside Marco Rubio at the Liberty Counsel’s hate fest in Orlando on Thursday. Right Wing Watch reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to attend a radical anti-LGBT event in being held in Orlando this week exactly two months ...

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Marco Rubio: No Abortions For Zika-Infected Women

Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn’t believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly. “I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life ...

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Sen. Marco Rubio: My Keynote Address For The Liberty Counsel Is Nothing But A Celebration Of Faith

Next week Sen. Marco Rubio will keynote an Orlando event hosted by the extremist anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel. The event falls two months to the day after the Pulse Massacre, about which Rubio cried crocodile tears of faux solidarity before declaring that the attack convinced him to run for reelection after all. The Tampa Bay Times asked Rubio how he reconciles ...

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Marco Rubio To Headline Liberty Counsel Event

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: When Marco Rubio cited the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando as a reason he was changing his mind and running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, many LGBT allies immediately noted that the Florida senator and failed presidential candidate has never been an ally of the LGBT community. “To be ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Republican National Convention Day Three

Day three of the Republican National Convention will be gaveled to disorder at 7PM. Today’s speakers include Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich and his current wife, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Eric Trump, Scott Walker, Pam Bondi, and right wing radio shrieker Laura Ingraham. Embedded below is the GOP official live stream.

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ORLANDO: Ten Arrested At Marco Rubio Sit-In

From the Associated Press: Police arrested 10 protesters who were holding a sit-in Monday in the lobby of the building where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has his Orlando office on the month anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub. The protesters were arrested on misdemeanor trespass charges when the building closed to the public Monday evening, at the request ...

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#SitInForThe49: Activists Launch 49-Hour Gun Control Protest At Marco Rubio’s Orlando Office

From the Florida Democratic Party: Orlando residents have begun a 49 hour sit-in at Marco Rubio’s office to demand an end to the Senator’s opposition to commonsense gun safety measures backed by more than 8 in 10 Floridians. The sit-in will take place from 10:00am today through 11:00am Wednesday, and is using the hashtag #SitInForThe49 to honor the 49 victims ...

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Marco Rubio To Skip GOP Convention

From the Tampa Bay Times: Sen. Marco Rubio will not attend the GOP convention, citing the need to stay in Florida and focus on his re-election campaign. Rubio joins a list of prominent Republicans — among them Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte — skipping the convention because of Donald Trump. But Rubio’s campaign — comfortably ahead ...

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