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.
We are all responsible?? I suppose thats true if everybody you associate with is a small time crook.
Have you ever openly protested or reported this before 1985?
That is just the question I sent to my House Rep. today:
Could you please verify a statement attributed as your position on a national security issue? Recently a staffer in your office told me that you are satisfied that Barack Obama is Constitutionally eligible to serve as POTUS, even though his father was never a US citizen.
Apparently, a foreigner may legally father a child here and raise the child abroad as an enemy of the state before returning that offspring to the US in time to meet the 14-year residency requirement and run for President.
Is that your position? Is that what you think the Framer's intended by the national security provision featured in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution?
FReepers: Please use SOME fraction of the time you spend posting here and write to your House Rep. and Senators about the importance of the eligibility issue. And try to get a FRiend to do likewise.
Been there, done that. They either ignore or send back talking-point-memos provided a la the CRS or some such.
I did send fiddy bones to folks working on behalf of another term for Joe Arpaio, and I might be able to scare up another of the same for his CCP to help them continue their efforts. Do these count?
I have done and will continue to do. I will be seeing many of them in person very soon and you can bet they will get the message from me!
True, he is a citizen.
But the eligibility requirement for POTUS and VPOTUS is more stringent.
I hope you are this passionate for your wife.
I hope you are this passionate for your wife.
LOL, but a real shame that a once highly-esteemed organization has been sullied by behavior that filtered down from the guy at the top.
Wouldn’t have happened under Bush.
I don't think it is misguided to send letters to Congress. However, I realize that one letter, one constituent, won't do get it done. Everyone who believes in the importance of protecting the natural born citizen eligibility requirement needs to lend their hands and voices to this effort. If Rubio gets on the ballot, it's all over.
I think it is wrong for the many folks who read and post here and other similar venues to limit their effort to one particular forum.
The NBC eligibility needs to go public. We must relentlessly confront our elected officials with the facts, especially when they appear in public to solicit our support as voters.
The NBC eligibility needs to go public. We must relentlessly confront our elected officials with the facts, especially when they appear in public to solicit our support as voters."
You shame me. You are of course entirely correct. In addition to sending the letters to and confronting elected officials in public when opportunity arises however, educating our fellow citizens in everyday situations is also very, very important in my opinion.
When I started looking into this a little over a year ago (again, to my shame, for not paying attention earlier), I was originally mocked as a "birther" and a "nut-job" by those that I attempted to explain the crime to.
Of the five colleagues with whom I interact most and who were to say the least, skeptical of my concerns when I originally aired them, I am happy to say that ALL FIVE of them are now 100% convinced that our presidency has in fact been usurped by an ineligible fraud and his Marxist enablers. A rational person willing to take an honest look at the huge amount of information (and disinformation, certainly) on the subject could hardly come to any other conclusion.
And those who have their eyes opened in turn will educate others, and so on, until hopefully a tipping point in public opinion is reached and it becomes impossible for our overlords to ignore the issue any longer.
One doesn't have to be a tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorist to come to the conclusion that a HUGE effort has gone into placing, and keeping this mystery wrapped in an enigma in position to wield the levers of vast power afforded the Executive, for a whole host of reasons, including both financial and ideological ones.
butter and SD- courtesy Ping.
“Have you ever openly protested or reported this before 1985?”
Absolutely. I moved to SoCal in 1966 and began seeing the illegal alien problem by the early 70s. Hard to miss when you’re living in the middle of it.
Really? Then you are truly one first class oddball.
You really went back into ancient history to find that post and I have no idea what I said that got me promoted to first class oddball from clueless idiot.
I lived in San Diego in the 70’s. I saw no protests about this issue.
“You really went back into ancient history to find that post”
‘ancient history’? - I answered your post the same day that you posted it. Drink much?
“I lived in San Diego in the 70s. I saw no protests about this issue.”
Well I guess if you didn’t see any protests that there couldn’t have been any.
Although it escapes me how you would have been aware of private letters to Congressmen complaining about illegal aliens.
You are right.
But it was a looong day.
Can’t drink too much, unfortunately. Low tolerance for alcohol.
May be a little senile though.
Rubio could become a hero and a Senator for Life by merely saying:
In fact, in that simple statement he need not mention anyone else's name. Ditto, Bobby Jindal. Neither Rubio parent was a citizen at the time of his birth, and only one of Jindal's parents was.
Ah Yes. San Diego, the district of patriotic, but motormouth airhead B-1 Bob Dornan, who thought illegal immigration was a non-issue ... until the Mexicans stole HIS House seat with fraudulent votes.
The GOP elected officials to whom I have written all use the Boehner-supplied "Born-in-Hawaii" Mantra.
This being the de facto rule, perhaps Don Ho should be President.