Shortly before announcing his run for re-election in 2016. Senator Marco Rubio told the Shark Tank that upon winning a second term to the U.S. Senate, he would embark on a sort of “shock and awe”(our words, not his) legislative campaign to press pro-American domestic and foreign policy.
Rubio said that regardless of who became president, he would serve was check and balance in the U.S. Senate, signaling that a run for higher office was still a possibility down the road.
The now-junior senator from Florida is making good on what he said he was going to do, elevating status of being the most influential and visible senators on the national scene.
Whether it’s healthcare, human trafficking, the Opiod epidemic, Russia, or the ongoing struggle to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism around the world, Rubio has lead the charge with his Bible in one hand, and a verbal smackdown ready in the other.
Rubio’s latest legislative action is pressing the strengthening of “The Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill he co-authored in the Senate with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D) to help defund that terrorist group’s worldwide fundraising efforts.
“Iranian-backed Hizballah terrorists are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, and continue to pose grave threats to the United States and our allies, including the democratic state of Israel…The president and Congress should build on the successes of our 2015 law that targets Hizballah, its proxies and its enablers, and enact this new bill to strengthen international efforts to combat the financing and expansion of Hizballah’s terrorist and missile threats, as well as its narcotics trafficking and other transnational criminal activities.”-Sen. Marco Rubio (R)
Let’s not forget that the Syrian government, who is also a proxy of Iran, serves as a go-between for Assad’s government and the Mullahs in Tehran.
Syria, the Palestinian Authority (Hamas-influenced) and Iran, as well as Yemen, are all members and willing participants in the Middle East’s “axis of evil.”