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Rubio Stands His Ground on Self-Defense

Senator Marco Rubio/ The Shark Tank

Senator Marco Rubio/ The Shark Tank


This weekend Reverend Al Sharpton is pushing a nationwide protest against the verdict of the Trayvon Martin shooting case, hoping that his actions will lead to a Department of Justice civil rights murder case to be filed against George Zimmerman.

 Florida Senator Marco Rubio, another ‘white Hispanic,’ has taken issue with the likes of Sharpton and the Reverend Jessie Jackson over  their racist and divisive rhetoric regarding this case, which ended in Zimmerman being acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin.

 Rubio told reporters at the Gatorland theme park in Orlando, Florida,  he believed every American had the fundamental right to self-defense, and  he  supported Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground the law “as it was written.”

 Rubio said that he didn’t know “what grounds they (DOJ) were going to be investigating on,” adding that he believes that the DOJ is more interested in investigating Zimmerman over “politics not policy.”

 While still discussing the issue with reporters, Rubio switched up to speaking Spanish,reiterated how many Americans feel about this case, and the racial divide that Sharpton and Jackson are creating. Jackson recently stated that Florida is an Apartheid State.

 “I understand that there are people who don’t agree with the verdict in this  case, a case that  has gone before a jury and judge.

 What I don’t think is good, are voices that are trying to divide us and are creating conflicts, like Reverend Jackson, who has a history of saying ridiculous things to try to garner publicity. He is dividing the American people, and he is defaming the state of Florida, saying that things that just aren’t true.”-Senator Marco Rubio

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Javier Manjarres
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. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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