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Rubio Remains Neutral on Possible Susan Rice Nomination

by Javier Manjarres

During an interview with the Washington Ideas Forum hosted by Major Garrett, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio stated that he would not automatically oppose the nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, breaking with Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain who have already stated their opposition to her possible nomination to be Secretary of State.

Rubio said that if Rice were nominated she would go through the typical vetting process, and that those who would be doing the vetting should not enter the nomination process already predisposed to opposing her.

I think Benghazi will come up. What’s very clear is that the Sunday after that incident in Benghazi, she went on I think five shows and said this attack was not terrorist related. Now, that question is going to come up, whether that was her judgment, or the judgment of people she was repeating. I think that is also going to flush its way out in hearings as early as today…I think we need to know the truth, and if we’re going to have a fair process to evaluate someone, you can’t go in having already made up your mind.” – Senator Marco Rubio

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • Kissimmee Patriot

    I am now becoming an Independent, and moving to a Red state, because the Republicans of Florida are either spineless or complicit in the destruction of our Freedom, and the outright crimes being committed by all politicians from the Top to the Bottom. All the while Arming themselves with illegal Executive orders and weapons not meant for the Military. The people have no worthwhile representation and will more than likely have to revolt to stop the carnage on the Constitution and our lives by these soulless creatures of the darkness. Osceola has even elected a Communist in Grayson to represent the County in Congress. I cannot suffer communists in any position other than the face up prone hands on chest.

    • Danielle Taylor

      Kissimee Patriot,
      I agree. No joke, the mailman just picked up my husband’s and my change of party affiliation forms. We are dumping the Republican party and switching to Libertarian. I suggest you do the same. Rick Scott just bent on obamacare and said he will now allow the healthcare exchange in Florida. And now Rubio with the UN Ambassador who spent an entire day lieing about what happened in Benghazi?! They all suck.

      Patriotically Yours,
      Dani

  • Ray

    Once again a young wimp RINO worried about his paycheck and what people think of him versus standing up for what is right period! So he will let vote in Susan Rice to be Bipartisan like the Democrats aren’t. Susan Rice is another of Obama’s Socialist friend who will promote Islam and not Israel.

    Please someone form a third trully Conservative Constitutional 3rd party. These politicians in Washington have ruined our country, Repulicrats included like John Boehner the tannest smoking Marlboro crying man for “The american People” to the rest of them. Term Limits please!!!!!!!

    • Idania

      Hey, don’t get excited…Rubio is who he says he is. He is not moving anywhere. Let him vote. I bet Rice will not be nominated with his vote. Positive.

  • ANNIE

    rice is a disgrace to america…the best thing she can do is run…..unless of course when mooshee leaves…..rice is taking her place???hmmm???? i wonder…what is REALLY going on behind close doors with her??? obama??? her????

    gee even after obama threw hillary under the bus…..billl never stood up for her LIKE ODUMBO IS…HMMMMMMM

  • noczars

    I think what Marco is saying is when rice is vetted, there is not a chance in h-ll she will pass. She was in the clinton admin in 1994 and also came out with false statements. At least that’s what I HOPE he is saying. Everyone in this admin is ether corrupt; extreme; an anarchist; a tax evader; a muslim brotherhood; a communist (remember Allen West found 50+ communists in our congress?)and now a govt.SPY in libya terrorist act to put pressure on a Four Star General to LIE to Congress.

  • C T Vivian

    As a contributor to his initisl run, you can count me out for the future.

    Susan Rice is a no-brainer and the deal breaker.

    The tap dancing on his own dream act demonstrates he’s another Romney without the $250,000,000!!

  • SSMcDonald

    I’ve been watching Rubio slowly move left to make himself more acceptable to the entrenched establishment Republicans. Until the establishment is dumped, the Republican Party is increasingly stale toast.

  • Idania

    I really think that Rubio is the most intelligent person in the Senate. His position is absolutely great. If you are playing, are you going to show your cards to the other players? Rubio is just using his own strategy. Very smart.

  • Raul G. Ordonez, Jr.

    Is Rubio a conservative or a weatherman?