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.
Yep. I was also surprised to find out he had converted to Mormonism in his teenage years, but changed his religion when the family moved to Florida.
I wonder if he will go back to being a Mormon now.
Is that more than a brazilian?
Why? He’s a flaming RINO. I know this because I read it on FR.
Haven’t you gotten the memo?
They threw that rule out with the bathwater.
which means they also tossed Amendment 16
YES WE CAN!
um... Rubio was born in Miami... thus he is a citizen. No idea what you are talking about.
“If Rubio became Romneys running mate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.’
Yeah but who’s going to guard him while they’re making whoopee?
Has Christie been cleared on this?
“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...”
You are correct. There are many divisions among them. I personally know a good number who are quite conservative. There are also those who liked Obama at first but who are very unhappy with him now.
I have noticed a difference also regarding where in the U.S. these Hispanics are found. La Raza has been most active historically in California and in the western states and a bit in the Chicago area. You can thank the Chicano Movement and community activist (think Marxism primarily) professors on university campuses for that.
Marco Rubio certainly does NOT espouse the radical goals of La Raza. To a very great extent, I admire what Rubio stands for. He IS amazingly articulate in both English and Spanish, seems to have a good spiritual base, and he LOVES this nation and understands the principles of freedom on which it is based.
The influx of illegals (there ARE Latinos who have come here legally) occurred not just because of those who are Open Borders fanatics. In a sense, we are all responsible because our businesses were happy to get them, people liked hard-working gardeners, construction workers, and housekeepers, etc. It’s been going on for years.
That's interesting. Do you have a source for that?
That's exactly why the Dems will NOT raise the issue. By letting another ineligible candidate onto the ballot, it further soldifies a precedent for ignoring the national security provision of the Constitution that requires NBC status.
Are you sure? Maybe Romney is smarter than we all give him credit for and he will choose Ron Paul.
Having said that, I would love to see Col Allen West in the running. Unfortunately, that will not happen.
This sell out by the GOP, which began in earnest in 2004, has left me with a lingering cynicism about the party's future.
to take out or scare out any potential threats to the agenda.
Yep, and there is no question about it, Rubio is their new Palin. The Obots aka concern rolls are working furiously all over the internet saying he’s not experienced enough(as if the Kenyan was).
I believe this fully explains the conspiracy of silence by both major political parties surrounding Obama's eligibility problem. Marco Rubio (as well as Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley) has a similar issue. The pubbies think the Obama presidency makes it a moot point.
Ok, read the thread and this wasn’t mentioned...
Has anyone considered that a death threat against Rubio could come from a similar source as death threats against Zimmerman?
The hispanic vs black connection?
Rubio = Zimmerman in the MSM eyes
Well, then "you're fired."
The lowest of the low have the upper hand and prance around. They are stupid simply because when they say something that they think is free speech, they're next. Florida leads the nation in rights being removed and the police depts here have had the memo for quite some time.
If a person gives an opinion against a politician, Obama new law that's a FELONY.
Will Obama arrest everyone voting against him? Will there be jail cells, just the IRS, or a re-education camp? You know how Mish luvs Mao.
Maybe for political reasons, the guy scares me for reasons detrimental to the republic.
umm.. you need to do your homework, unless you’re trolling
assuming you’re not a drooling troll or a dem lurker... (but I repeat myself)
to be eligible... you must be 35 years old, have lived in the US for 14 years, and be a natural born citizen.
to be a natural born citizen, whichs means you are a citizen naturally as there are no alternatives, means... you must be born on US soil AND be born of TWO citizen parents. if BOTH parents are not citizens at the time of your birth, then you are a citizen but not a NATURAL BORN citizen
there is a difference... which is why the founders specifically changed the wording from citizen to natural born citizen. there is no confusion over the definition and the term wasn’t invented by the founders. indeed, the term had been in use for centuries at the time of the founding
the supreme court even defined it in happersett v minor in 1874.
the 14th amendment involves citizenship, not a natural born citizen.
so you see... there is OBVIOUSLY no way Rubio, whose parents weren’t US citizens until he was 4, could be a natural born citizen.
if you’re now wondering how the current resident whose father was a Kenyan citizen could be natural born... then welcome to being a ‘birther’
It crossed my mind.
I love the simple phrasing of this clear explanation.
Why can't the three branches of the US Gov't get this?
Yes, GOP has never won without Ohio in recent history.
You do realize that if FL. goes blue, the GOP cannot win?
If the dems ever lock FL. along with Calif. and New York, then they own the country.
I understand your take on English language. As a naturalized citizen myself, who learned English not at home but in a convent school, I am perhaps the most fierce English only as official language person. I say that because bi-lingual & tri-lingual countries have ongoing turmoil & conflicts & fights based on language issues. Our neighbor Canada is good example.
However as my tag line says, winning is paramount. Defeating Barack Hussein Obama takes precedence over everything else in my book. If that means grovelling with Hispanic voters, that is a small price to pay.