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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Habla Con Oscar Haza

“La Administración Biden nos ha puesto en una posición sumamente difícil, porque ahora Venezuela, a través de Maduro, está chantajeando a EE.UU.” El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Oscar Haza en Ahora con Oscar Haza de Zeta 92.3 y Mega TV, sobre el...

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Rubio Comments On President Obama’s Afghanistan Announcement

Jul 6, 2016 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement this morning that he will keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of his administration:

“I’m pleased that the president has once again changed course and decided to not reduce our presence in Afghanistan by half as he originally planned. However, it is not clear why any drawdown is taking place when the threats to Afghanistan’s stability from the Taliban, al Qaeda and even ISIS are only increasing.

“Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our country has invested significantly in Afghanistan’s future. Many of our men and women in uniform have served multiple tours of duty. Thousands have been wounded in action, and many paid the ultimate price and never returned home.

“Brave Americans fought and died to find and destroy those who wreaked so much havoc on America on September 11th, and they also fought to give the Afghan people the opportunity to determine their own future and to help ensure that Afghanistan never again became a staging ground for terrorists who would strike us here at home.

“Our primary goal of denying terrorists a safe haven is still at risk, in part, because of President Obama’s mismanagement of our military effort.  As president, he has consistently signaled weakness and indecision to a determined enemy. Afghanistan has made much progress since 2001, but President Obama’s elevation of the politics of retreat and withdrawal over the military advice of our commanders on the ground has put hard-fought gains at risk and made us less safe.”