Skip to comments.Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says
Posted on 04/24/2012 9:52:22 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday.
The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot and whether he would take it.
But the fame has made him not just a magnet for support and criticism, but now the target of a threat.
Rubios office said no additional information about the threat would be released for now. The U.S. Capitol Police and the West Miami Police Department are providing security and investigating.
Neither agency could be reached for an official comment.
A police cruiser was parked in front of Rubios West Miami home Tuesday night. The senator was not home; he is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech Wednesday at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
If Rubio became Romneys running mate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.
Looks like Rahm went back to Chicago for a reason...to get his “team” locked and loaded to take out or scare out any potential threats to “the agenda”.
The democRATS are scared shyyyytless of Rubio.
- You betcha they are afraid of Rubio!
Are any of you on Free Republic one of those fools, tools, trolls, or sleepers that associate with, or hire, or do any business whatsoever with anyone from these groups that voted for Obama in these percentages in 2008? :
“The democRATS are scared shitless of Rubio.”
I don’t know why. He’s another amnesty promoting Republican in the mold of Dubya. And all that does is guarantee an increase in Democrat voter rolls.
Rubio is ineligible to be President and VP.
Very basic, he will erode Obama’s Hispanic votes, which the Kenyan can not afford to lose in a close election. Rubio can speak fluent Spanish, which will help with the fastest growing segment of voters. He also solidifies Florida in the GOP column.
“Rubio is ineligible to be President and VP.”
Didn’t stop Obama, and won’t stop the Stupid Party from emulating his success.
I have news for you- the millions of Mexican ancestry latinos aren’t impressed with Cubans.
Thats what I thought also, are they going to run him anyway?
They are pretending to be scared.
Just so long as his name sounds like a Mexican restaurant the Hispanics are fine with him.
We can argue till we are blue in the face. Wait and see the results. But Rubio will not get the nod anyway. It will be a governor.
Is there some other iffy swing state more needed by the GOP than FL.?
I live with a zillion latinos.
The Mexican Americans can spot a mojado in a second. The mojados can tell a Mexican from a Guatemalan from an El Salvadoran. It’s accent, it’s look, it’s behavior. Americans can’t easily tell them apart so they think they’re all the same.
The idea that latinos are one big happy family and will all vote for each other is a story that only the idiots running the GOP believe, because those fools think that they can out-pander the Democrats. Well that’s one more reason why the GOP is known as the Stupid Party.
The latinos who have been pouring into the US courtesy of Open Borders fanatics like Dubya have been overwhelmingly poor, and they vote for the party offering them most free stuff.
Well there is one other point I wanted to bring up with you. You pointed out that Rubio can speak Spanish, as if that is an important thing.
Well this is an English speaking country. The majority of my colonial ancestors spoke English and I inherited their culture. The ones that didn’t spoke French, but they used English to conduct business and government. I have -zero- interest in diluting my culture by replacing it with that of Latin America.
I realize that a good portion of the GOP will betray this culture at the drop of a hat if it means winning one election. Which is why I hold half the GOP in a contempt equal to that with which I hold Democrats.
I have my own rule, which is the campaign-in-English rule. When I run across a politician campaigning in Spanish I write him off. If you don’t know what America’s language is you aren’t fit to govern. If you aren’t willing to maintain Engish as America’s language then you aren’t fit to govern.
Rubio has already made it clear that he puts his ethnic group first when he came out against AZ 1070. So since he wants to be a latino primo let him go run against Castro; it’s about time Cubans fought for their own country. Unlike American ancestors who fought the British for 8 years, Cubans simply cut and ran; unwilling to fight for their homeland. Not the sort I want running this country.
rubio’s parents were not citizens when he was born.
therefore, he is not a natural born citizen
which would be required for the vice president as the he could assume office
You now that;
We know that;
Rubio knows that;
And, they know that;
Their fear stems from what we all know and the one way to get the Dems and Socialists to admit it is to put Rubio there as a sacrificial lamb knowing someone from the Obama team will raise the issue, therefor disqualifying themselves. The Stupid Party doesn’t have the balls to call them out, so why not devise a plan to have them call themselves out?
Now that Obama is officially their nominee.
Calle Ocho may not be what it once was. In much the same mold of early 60’s Cubans, Venezuelans have brought their talent and wealth to South Florida. It follows that other Latins continue to do likewise throughout the US.
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