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  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • Rubio: 'Everyone should just wear a damn mask'

    06/27/2020 12:44:39 AM PDT · by rintintin · 223 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27 2020 | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that "everyone" should be wearing a mask to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus as states across the country report troubling surges in confirmed cases and hospitalizations. "The area where I think we have to definitely really surge on is nursing homes, ALFs [assisted living facilities], congregate living facilities that have a high number of people or obviously populations of people that are high risk. Those are the places where you're really going to cut down the death rate if you can prevent outbreaks ... and that's where I hope we focus both our...
  • Rubio: 'Everyone Should Just Wear A Damn Mask'

    06/24/2020 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/20
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that “everyone” should be wearing masks to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus, as states across the country report troubling surges in confirmed cases and hospitalizations. "The area where I think we have to definitely really surge on is nursing homes, ALFs [assisted living facilities], congregate-living facilities that have a high number of people or obviously populations of people that are high-risk, those are the places where you're really going to cut down the death rate if you can prevent outbreaks ... and that's where I hope we focus both our testing and our...
  • Amazon Reverses Censorship Of Coronavirus Book After Rubio Intervention

    06/11/2020 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 7 replies
    Rod Thomson Under questioning from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office, Amazon today reversed its decision of two days ago to censor a Florida surgeon’s just-published book on lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak and public officials handling of it. “I’m very grateful to Sen. Rubio for intervening on my behalf, and impressed that he took such an aggressive position defending the ability of someone to express a political opinion. His staff was invaluable in getting to the bottom of this,” said Dr. Julio Gonzalez, author of Coronalessons. He went on: “But I really think it’s preposterous. It’s definitely a manipulation...
  • Marco Rubio Blames Violence, Looting on 'Domestic Terror Groups' - 'Far Left and Right'

    06/01/2020 9:53:47 AM PDT · by rintintin · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said ongoing violence and looting are being perpetrated by “domestic terror groups” of both left-wing and right-wing political orientations. He took to Twitter on Sunday to share his comments.
  • Marco Rubio challenged to list the domestic terror groups on the right he says are ‘committing acts of violence & looting’

    05/31/2020 5:52:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2020 | Greg P.
    Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed. — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 31, 2020 Rep. Paul Gosar doesn’t agree: I don’t agree with this equivocation. There is no evidence of “right wing” groups involved in any of this. It’s all Antifa and BLM and the like. — Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio says 'foreign adversaries' stoking social media furor

    05/30/2020 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 30 May 2020 | Jane C. Timm
    Acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., claimed on Saturday night there were social media posts about the protests linked to at least three “foreign adversaries.” Tonight seeing VERY heavy social media activity on #protests & counter reactions from social media accounts linked to at least 3 foreign adversaries. They didn’t create these divisions. But they are actively stoking & promoting violence & confrontation from multiple angles.
  • McConnell Selects Senator Marco Rubio as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman

    05/18/2020 10:26:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    US Senate ^ | 18th May 2020 | Mitch McConnell
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today regarding the appointment of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as Acting Intelligence Committee Chairman: “I am glad to announce that Senator Marco Rubio has accepted my invitation to serve as Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “The senior senator for Florida is a talented and experienced Senate leader with expertise in foreign affairs and national security matters. Senator Rubio was the natural choice for this temporary assignment on the basis of accumulated committee service. His proven leadership on pertinent issues only made the...
  • Rubio steps in to lead Senate Intelligence Committee

    05/18/2020 9:54:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2020 | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will temporarily become chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republican leaders announced, taking charge of the panel at a time of turnover and tension in the nation’s intelligence community. Rubio will replace North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who said last week that he would step aside after federal agents examining his recent stock sales showed up at his home with a warrant to search his cellphone. Friday was Burr’s last day in the position. Along with House and Senate leaders and the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rubio will now have access...
  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • Exclusive – Marco Rubio: China’s Shameless Coronavirus Pandemic Propaganda Campaign

    03/16/2020 3:38:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/16/2020 | rubio
    “It might be US army [sic] who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” tweeted a Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson last week. He then followed up by tweeting a report from a conspiracy website, stating that it provided “further evidence that the virus originated in the US.” There are no words to describe the absurdity of the accusation, but for those who monitor China’s ruling regime it comes as no surprise. Deflection and blame are par for the course, but what is surprising is how many in the United States media are inadvertently carrying water for Beijing. Just take the hysteria over...
  • Florida Lawmakers Condemn Bernie Sanders Over Castro Comments

    02/24/2020 11:33:16 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 9 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ^ | 2/24/20 | Staff
    Florida lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are speaking out to condemn Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' comments about former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. During an interview with the CBS news program 60 Minutes on Sunday, the Democratic presidential nominee was questioned about comments he made in the 1980s about the former communist leader, who died in 2016 after stepping down a decade prior. “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders told Anderson Cooper. “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He...
  • Good and Bad Reasons for Acquitting Trump

    02/05/2020 4:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 5, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Marco Rubio's widely mocked justification for acquitting Donald Trump, which conspicuously avoided condemning or approving the president's conduct, was not exactly a profile in courage. The Florida Republican nevertheless laid out a defensible position that rejected a dangerously broad claim by Trump's lawyers, and in that respect, he set an example his fellow senators should follow if they want to preserve impeachment as a remedy for grave abuses of presidential power. "Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a president from office," Rubio said. While...
  • Marco Rubio Speaks Out

    01/31/2020 8:31:56 PM PST · by Cboldt · 46 replies
    Marco Rubio ^ | 31 January 2020 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio - @marcorubio #SenateTrial Day 10: Final arguments 11am Monday. Final vote Wednesday at 4pm. Last March Rep. Schiff said there was "little to be gained by putting the country through" the "wrenching experience" of a partisan impeachment. But then they decided to do it anyway. The House admitted they didn’t try to enforce testimony of witnesses in court because it would tie them up in litigation for a year. But then spent weeks demanding the Senate do it now. We were never going to play this stupid game with them The same people to say "how dare Trump...
  • Taiwan rejected Beijing’s authoritarianism; the US must do more to support our ally

    01/30/2020 8:44:27 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-30-20 | Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
    Earlier this month, the Taiwanese people reelected President Tsai Ing-wen to office with historic levels of support. President Tsai’s dedication to defending Taiwan in the face of constant hostility from the mainland Chinese Communist Party is inspiring... [N]ow is the time for the U.S. government to strengthen our ties with Taiwan and counter China’s efforts to interfere with U.S. security interests and partners in the Indo-Pacific...The Trump administration should also commit to negotiating a new free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States this year.
  • Marco Rubio Makes a Scene: Sara Carter’s Website Posted a ‘Fake Story’ About Me

    12/28/2019 7:55:48 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Law And Crime ^ | | 5:53 pm, December 27th, 2019 | Matt Naham
    It’s Friday and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wants Fox News contributor Sara Carter to know that her website posted about a 17-month-old interview and made it look like he was defending the FBI in the wake of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on “Crossfire Hurricane.” During the old interview in question, CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Rubio a series of questions about the FBI’s applications for surveilling former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. At the time, Rubio said, “I don’t think [the FBI] did anything wrong. I think they went to the court, they got the judges to...
  • Can Rubionomics Succeed? Boris Johnson Will Soon Find Out. The British prime minister follows the Florida senator by clothing liberal policy in conservative rhetoric.

    12/21/2019 6:27:05 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2019 | Joseph C. Sternberg
    ... Mr. Rubio, seeing how Mr. Trump has activated new segments of the electorate for Republicans, is trying to devise some policy platform to retain those voters once Mr. Trump is no longer on the ballot. The solution is to copy much of the language and some of the policy views of the left so as to avoid alienating those new voters. The most telling manifestation of this, from both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Rubio, is their approach to productivity and investment. One of their insights is entirely traditional-conservative: Only by boosting productivity can an economy deliver employment and wage...
  • Rubio to Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Federal Pension Plans from Investing in Chinese Stocks

    10/30/2019 5:59:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2019 | Penny Starr
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced on Monday that he would introduce legislation to prohibit federal government pension plans from investing in Chinese stock. Rubio’s bill is a reaction to a fund delaying a tracking decision for an index provided by MSCI Inc.
  • Marco Rubio: Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria

    10/20/2019 10:39:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Marco Rubio Twitter ^ | 10/20/2019 1hr ago | Marco Rubio
    Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria This wasn’t a withdrawal its a relocation This isn’t end of “endless wars”,14k troops have been sent to region in last 6 months It was hasty decision with no planning & most consequential impact is dishonor & chaos— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 20, 2019
  • Rubio, Scott ask Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians to seek refuge in US

    09/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/19 | Louis Casiano
    Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians affected by the shattering blow of Hurricane Dorian. The Republican lawmakers sent Trump a letter outlining their reasoning, citing their state's proximity to and relationship with the Bahamas. They asked Trump to make it easier for citizens of the Bahamas to come to the United States to reside with relatives while they rebuild their lives.