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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Bernie and Sid in the Morning on 77 WABC in New York for a conversation on the show’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day. 
 
Rubio: “The one thing I always tell people, as much as anything else, Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the country. And New York City is a great place to talk about it, because you talk about a place where virtually every wave of new arrival has come through in this country. 
 
“We don’t talk about the Irish Americans anymore, the Italian Americans anymore, or the Polish Americans anymore — 50/80 or so years ago they were viewed as distinct ethnic groups, but they’ve contributed to this country to the point that they’ve become so fully ingrained and assimilated to who we are as a nation and it becomes the fabric of who we are. 
 
“And I think that’s what Hispanic Americans have also contributed. So really it’s a testament to the country that you can come here from all these different places and be one hundred percent American, and yet be able to enrich our society with the best of your own culture and homeland.”