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Posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT by Theoria
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives in his party and help confirm President Obama's controversial choice for ambassador to El Salvador when she comes before the Senate, possibly as early as Wednesday.
Obama gave Mari Carmen Aponte a recess appointment in 2010 but it expired at the end of last year after Senate Republicans filibustered her. Some Republicans have raised concerns that Aponte might have dated a Cuban spy 20 years ago, while others sought to use her nomination to pressure the administration to change other Latin American policies.
Rubio, a possible GOP vice presidential candidate and rising star in the Republican Party, initially opposed Aponte's nomination, but has since shifted, a spokesman told The Hill.
When this issue came up last year, Sen. Rubio was opposing several western hemisphere nominations because of concerns with the administrations policies in the hemisphere, especially in Nicaragua, Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told The Hill in an email. We worked behind the scenes with the Administration and reached an agreement on Nicaragua, so the senator agreed to vote for cloture on Aponte and find enough Republican votes (6) for her to pass.
Since Sen. Rubios opposition was never based on her personally and the administration has address(ed) his policy concerns, he looks forward to voting for her whenever Senator [Harry] Reid (D-Nev.) brings her up for another vote.
Conant added that Rubio has found enough Republicans for her to get the 60 votes she needs. One of those Republicans, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), is still recovering from a stroke, however.
Rubio is under pressure from powerful Hispanic groups to support Aponte, who was born in Puerto Rico. Conant said Aponte has personally thanked Rubio for his support.
What is up with Rubio? First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?
I hope you get your part of the deal before confirmation Marco - because otherwise you've been pawn3d.
It is an ambassador appointment, not a judge. This is just to stir us up about Rubio. There are bigger issues that the GOP should fight.
Senator Rubio will make a fine choice for a Vice Presidential nominee to run with Governour Romney!
I wouldn’t help Obama do anything whatsoever. It baffles me why any Republican would. Is this so important that Rubio feels he must take a stand? Dang, a little light in the loafers there bud.
He talks a pretty good game, then something Hispanic comes up and all bets are off.
Sorry, I don’t need these fair weather friends.
He’s a degenerate twerp lawyer who never held a real job in his life.
He intends to do whatever it takes to stay in DC, a real Washingtonian
Rubio is just another RINO, “wise latino”.
If Rubio is named as VP-candidate, then it is clear that both parties have made Article II, Section 1, Para 5 another "dead letter."
Romney/Rubio offers an unusual confection of
ObamaCARE and ineligibility. RINOs everywhere will cheer.
Who gives a crap? This clown of Obama’s will be move down there, settle in, and then have to quit in January. :)
This is almost as useless as Arizona 8’s election yesterday. The people there basically without a representative from the time Giffords was tragically shot by some leftist a-hole.
She stays in office, unable to fulfill her duties, so she could get a pension. And several months later they have an election just to have ANOTHER one 146 days later.
If Roberts and the court wanted to make their make in history, they would slap down those trying to make The Constitution moot, starting with the current usurper! But alas, Roberts is just another pantywaist.
bistec de palomilla: “... onions, green peppers, and garlic ... “!!
Let’s keep our eyes on the ball here. The election isn’t that far away and our goal is, SEND ZERO HOME and de-horn Harry Reid and his angels of darkness. Anyone seriously staying home on Election Day, or voting Dumocrat,Libertarian, or Green? Or just not voting? Then remember- whatever happens is your fault. Think about what happened when we voted, on principle of course, for Perot. Then go get registered - this is important.
BTW, did George Romney become an American citizen before Mitt Romney was born, or after Mitt Romney was born? This question determines whether or not Mitt Romney is a legal U.S. citizen.
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