Who Is Marco Rubio?

After years of attention as a significant force in the Tea Party, Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he will be running for President in 2016 As one of only three Latino Senators, Rubio’s conservative stances are slightly different than those of his fellow Republican candidates

So, who exactly is Marco Rubio? Well, Marco Rubio was born in Miami, Florida, and is the son of Cuban refugees Although he has claimed that his parents fled Fidel Castro’s regime, it was discovered that they had left several years before Castro came to power, and left for financial, rather than political reasons Before becoming a senator in 2010, he was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Most of Rubio’s political stances are very much in line with conservative Tea Party views He is generally against taxation, including capital gains and estate taxes

He is also anti-abortion and opposes Roe v Wade He disagrees with gay marriage, and has voted for bills to prevent it, as well as voting against anti-discrimination laws He also opposes the idea that climate change is caused by human activity, and opposes any legislation to address climate change, as well as legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana

In 2011 Rubio voted to extend the NSA’s wiretap authority through the Patriot Act However, when it comes to immigration, Rubio is somewhat more flexible, possibly because of his background, although he does not support amnesty in any form, and believes that English should be the official language of the US However, Rubio’s plan does give visas to children of undocumented immigrants and allows them to stay in the country before applying for citizenship He has also referred to the practice of asking for proof of citizenship in Arizona as being like a “police state” Overall, Rubio is a safe choice for far right conservatives However, his flip flop from Catholicism to Mormonism and back to Catholicism may turn off some more religious voters

His thoughts on illegal immigration are also out of line with Tea Party values Still, as the “crown prince” of the Tea Party, Rubio has a very strong and active support base in the coming election If you’re interested in learning more about one of Rubio’s GOP rivals for the nomination… make sure you check out our video on Mike Huckabee Thanks for watching TestTube! Please subscribe

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