Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Val Demings Formally Launches Bid To Unseat Rubio

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Saying she’s ready for a “tough fight,” Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Orlando officially launched Wednesday her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio next year. “I know how to get through tough times, and I think we would all agree that we’re in some really tough, unusual times right now,” Demings told the …

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Rep. Val Demings Expected To Challenge Marco Rubio

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Val Demings is planning to run for the U.S. Senate, rather than governor, providing Democrats with a big-name candidate to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio next year. For months, Demings mulled which statewide office to pursue, but decided she could do the most good by taking on the two-term senator, according to several Democrats familiar …

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Republican Bill Would Override CDC On Cruise Ships

The Miami Herald reports: Florida’s U.S. Senators introduced legislation Tuesday to override the Centers for Disease Control’s existing framework cruise ships must follow to resume operations and replace current regulations with a new set of recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 aboard ships. Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, along with Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, all Republicans, introduced the …

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Bipartisan Bill Would Make Daylight Savings Permanent

The Washington Post reports: The Sunshine Protection Act, proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), along with four Republican and three Democratic senators, says we should ditch standard time since we only use it four months of the year, from November to March. “The call to end the antiquated practice of clock changing is gaining momentum throughout the nation,” Rubio said …

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Dem Florida Rep Makes First Move To Challenge Rubio

Politico reports: Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy is seriously considering a bid to unseat Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2022 reelection, announcing Wednesday that she’s launching a statewide listening tour and has hired a top Democratic operative to manage the effort. Murphy, 42, has been elected three times to one of Florida’s most competitive congressional districts in Orlando, and first won the seat …

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Ivanka Trump Nixes Run For Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

The New York Times reports: Ivanka Trump will not run for the U.S. Senate from Florida in 2022, according to people close to her as well as an aide to Senator Marco Rubio, who holds the seat. Since the final days of former President Trump’s term in office, speculation has been growing that Ms. Trump, his eldest daughter, might try …

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Rubio Suggests QAnon Rep Is “Deranged Or A Sadist”

Via email from right wing columnist Erick Erickson: Today, I learn the congresswoman from Georgia who replaces Cynthia McKinney as Georgia’s in-house antisemite believes the Jews have an orbital space laser that started wild fires in California to clear a path for a high speed rail system. Marjorie Taylor Greene also believes or believed that the Newtown, CT and Parkland, …

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Rubio Roasted For Clutching His Pearls Over F-Word

Mediaite reports: Marco Rubio became a top trending topic on Twitter after his complaint about Biden Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O’Malley Dillon’s “f**kers” comment went viral, and tens of thousands of Twitter users let Rubio know how they felt about his concerns. That complaint prompted a tsunami of blowback, including from journalists, celebrities, political and media figures, high-ranking Starfleet …

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Rubio Is Fourth GOP Senator To Recognize Biden’s Win

NPR reports: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday evening joined a small group of GOP senators referring to Joe Biden as president-elect after the presidential race was called for him more than a week ago. Rubio joins a club of only four other Republican senators who have acknowledged Biden’s win. They are Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski …

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Rubio Calls For GOP Reset, May Run For WH In 2024

Axios reports: After the 2020 election, Republicans need to rebrand their party as the champions of working-class voters and steer away from its traditional embrace of big business, Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview with Axios. Why it matters: Rubio told me he is leaving the door open for a 2024 presidential run — so his comments are some …

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Marco Rubio Cheers Attack On Biden Bus: “We Love It”

Miami’s CBS News reports: President Donald Trump is defending supporters who were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there and suggested the FBI should stop investigating the incident. Florida Senator Marco Rubio also announced his support of the incident. “I saw yesterday a video of these people in Texas,” Rubio said …

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Rubio Calls DNI Briefing Change A “Historic Crisis”

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said congressional oversight is facing a “historic crisis” after the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, notified Congress on Saturday that the intelligence community will be scaling back in-person congressional briefings on election security. “Congressional oversight of intelligence activities now faces a historic crisis,” Rubio said …

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Chinese Govt Imposes Sanctions On Four Republicans

The New York Times reports: As tensions between the two sides mount, the Chinese government announced on Monday that it would impose sanctions on three American lawmakers and a diplomat in retaliation for similar moves last week by the Trump administration against four officials in China. The largely symbolic sanctions targeted Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Ted Cruz of …

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Rubio: Protesters At WH Got What They Deserved

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Monday that the protesters removed from Lafayette Park “deliberately stayed to trigger police action.” The Florida senator tweeted that “many in the media fell for the calculated & deliberate tactics of professional agitators.” Law enforcement deployed tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters outside Lafayette Park across the street from the …

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Rubio To Replace Burr As Senate Intel Committee Chair

Axios reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will serve as the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee while a federal investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is ongoing. The backdrop: Last week, the FBI seized Burr’s phone as part of an investigation into stock trades he made shortly before the coronavirus …

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FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Promises Hate Group That GOP Virus Stimulus Package Includes Grants To Churches

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida participated in an “urgent pastor briefing” last Thursday that was hosted by the Florida Family Policy Council, a religious right organization headed by anti-LGBTQ activist John Stemberger. Rubio, who has long supported Stemberger and his organization, revealed during the call plans to use the coronavirus stimulus package that …

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Rubio: Even If What Trump Has Done Is Impeachable, Removing Him Would Be Too Divisive For The Country

From Rubio’s statement published today on Medium: As Manager Jerry Nadler (D-NY) reminded us Wednesday night, removal is not a punishment for a crime. Nor is removal supposed to be a way to hold Presidents accountable; that is what elections are for. The sole purpose of this extraordinary power to remove the one person entrusted with all of the powers …

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Rubio “Selfishly” Thrilled To Have G7 At Trump Resort

The Floridian reports: Florida Senator Marco Rubio is one of the Republicans elated that the G7 will be held in his own back yard. Rubio, whose senate office is located no more than 50 yards from the entrance of Trump Doral National, told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis that he thought is was “great” the event was being held in Miami. …

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Marco Rubio Blasts Elizabeth Warren’s Gay Marriage Joke As “Elitist Ridicule Of Traditional Values” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) response to a town hall question about same-sex marriage earlier this week. On Warren’s response, Rubio tweeted Saturday, “Vividly captures the condescension of elites & their incessant ridicule of Americans with traditional values. It elicits glee among celebrities & blue check brigade.” “But for the millions sick of …

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Hometown Paper Roasts Trump “Sycophant” Marco Rubio For Refusing To Condemn Trump’s Racist Tirades

From the editorial board of the Miami Herald: Witnessing Sen. Marco Rubio’s pathetic response last week to President Trump’s latest racist outrages, it is impossible now to believe that Florida’s senior senator was once hailed as “The Savior of the Republican Party” on the cover of Time magazine. He has transformed from Trump critic to a sycophantic cheerleader — derided …

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