Next time you run into Senator Marco Rubio, ask him how he really feels about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Actually, don’t bother, Rubio is not fond of the former KGB Agent-turned President’s and has gone as far as to equate him to Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler.
“Vladimir Putin is not a president, he is a dictator.”-Senator Marco Rubio-(Source)
Rubio, who has used words like “thug” and “tyrant” to describe Putin, has now taken one step forward in expressing his disdain for Russia’s president.
Rubio has introduced legislation to rename the actual street in front of the Russian embassy in Washington as “Boris Nemtsov Plaza,” to honor a murdered anti-Putin Russian leader.
Here is what Rubio said about his bill, which is solely aimed to be a reminder to Putin’s regime, that the memory of those who opposed his Putin’s oppression will live on:
“Two years ago, Boris Nemtsov was murdered on a Moscow bridge within view of the Kremlin, and no one has been held accountable..He was just one of Vladimir Putin’s critics who have wound up dead or hospitalized as the regime cracks down on any opposition and rules Russia with an iron fist. Putin may hope Nemtsov’s murder deters dissent, but we must continue to support Russia’s pro-democracy movement so that does not happen.
“The creation of ‘Boris Nemtsov Plaza’ would permanently remind Putin’s regime and the Russian people that these dissidents’ voices live on, and that defenders of liberty will not be silenced. It will also help raise awareness among the American people about the ongoing abuses in Putin’s Russia… “Whether it is looking at a street sign or thousands of pieces of correspondence addressed ‘1 Boris Nemtsov Plaza,’ it will be abundantly clear to the Kremlin that the intimidation and murder of opposition figures does not go unnoticed. In honor of Nemtsov’s memory and all Russians fighting for their democratic rights, I will continue working to ensure that those responsible for his murder are held accountable.”
“Vladimir Putin is not a president, he is a dictator.”-Senator Marco Rubio
Well, now we know how Senator Rubio feels about Russian President Putin, who also says he recognizes him for what he really is, “a thug and a tyrant.”
Here is Rubio talking about Putin’s invasion of Crimea:
“Crimea is going to be a dead end for them-he is going to regret the day he did it.”
“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.”– Senator Marco Rubio