During an address to a local Republican club in Palm Beach, Florida, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said that if the world accepts Russia’s recent incursion into the Ukraine, then “we are back where we were in 1939, in 1940, and in 1941.”
Rubio is referencing Nazi Germany’s Adolph Hitler’s invasion of Europe, which began in 1939, as the world stood by and did nothing until they themselves were threatened.
We caught up with Rubio as he exited the building,where he expounded a bit more on Russian President Vladmir Putin’s power grab.
“Crimea is going to be a dead end for them-he is going to regret the day he did it.”- Senator Marco Rubio
Rubio believes that Putin’s invasion of Crimea was made because Putin feels countries like Ukraine are in his “sphere of influence,” and “he feels threatened by the fact they are pulling away” from him.
You look what is happening in Crimea, and why that matters. Here’s why that matters. Because of in the twenty-first century it is acceptable for a country to simply invade a neighbor, and take their land, we are back where we were in 1939, in 1940, and in 1941.