Senate Intel Chairman Marco Rubio: “terror groups on BOTH far left and right are instigating, committing acts of violence and looting”…

It is difficult to believe that Senator Marco Rubio could possibly be chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee with statements like this.  Difficult, that is, until you recognize the chair of the SSCI is a political appointment intended to shape public perception regardless of reality.   Thus Rubio was the ideal candidate to fill the shoes of Richard Burr.

Nothing substantively within this statement is accurate.  The violence, looting, robberies, physical attacks, murders, beatings and arson all stem from conduct of activists groups on the far-left within Antifa and radical elements of Black Lives Matter.  However, Rubio cannot admit the truth because it is adverse to his political interests.

Senator Rubio, denies the obvious, obfuscates known and demonstrable facts and reality, and pushes a false and fictitious narrative that aligns with national media.  Rubio joins with national democrats to blame China, Russia, Venezuela and some mysterious group of domestic white nationalists that no-one has seen.  WATCH:

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Perhaps Senator Rubio would like to explain which intelligence briefing he has seen that identifies “far right” activists within his expressed narrative. Pure nonsense.

The most dangerous force in any battle is not the enemy you face, but rather the ally beside you who refuses to admit the enemy exists. The denying ally has the ability reduce your force strength before the battle begins.  That is exactly Rubio’s motive in 2020.

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”

“For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron

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322 Responses to Senate Intel Chairman Marco Rubio: “terror groups on BOTH far left and right are instigating, committing acts of violence and looting”…

  1. Wingman says:

    There are NO right wing groups protesting lying lil marco

    Liked by 17 people

    • jmuniz1 says:

      Why do people keep voting for him. I live in Florida I voted for the democrat Patrick Murphy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • DWC says:

        So you voted to assist the Democrats in potentially getting a majority in the Senate so that POTUS Trump’s appointments both judicicially and otherwise won’t be confirmed. And if the Democrats by some miracle hold the House and get the majority in the Senate then the next impeachment attempt will be fulfilled. If you want MAGA to continue then never ever vote for a Democrat.that is unless you don’t understand the massive negative ramifications of losing the majority in Congress or are a closet liberal.

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        • Dutchman says:

          It is NOT the fact that Republicons control the Senate, that has prevented PDJT from being Impeached.

          It is US.The Republicons in the Senate are almost all Rubios, and would LOVE to have an excuse THAT WE WOULD accept, for voting to convict.

          They are co-conspirators, in the ONGOING coup to remove PDJT by any means necesary, and he’s just in their way; they are really out to get US.

          And one of the major manipulations the Uniparty has used, to keep us voting for “the lesser of two weavils” is this argument “Oh, you MUST vote R, cause the D’s are so much worse!

          Yeah, did those in Utah a lot of good, didn’t it?
          And yes, there ARE primaries,…and traditionally only about 25% of registered Republicans vote in primaries.

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        • MelH says:

          DWC, you probably remember Little Marco. He and Romney are the loosers to Donald Trump, in a club together to take him down if at all possible. Right now, on Twitter, Little Marco is being crucified. I had no idea he was capable of being hated by so many people. I suspect he had no idea either.

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      • Marc says:

        Primaries do exist, you know.

        Liked by 2 people

      • bentley1blog says:

        jmun…say what??

        Liked by 1 person

      • CountryClassVulgarian says:

        Sorry. No way on could I EVER cast a vote for a demonrat. The very thought of knowing that I even briefly joined sides with the God hating, America hating, party of evil, darkness and chaos is not something I want on my conscience.

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  2. Lenfb says:

    Someone needs to tell Rubio he is being untruthful.

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  3. Serpentor says:

    Rubio MUST be removed from Senate Intel – and preferably removed from office. His betrayal is off the charts….

    and let’s make no mistake, HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING

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  4. Trumpeter says:

    Perfect opportunity for President Trump to denounce right wing terrorism, and have a massive round-up. Declare that federal riot charges will be brought against this right wing scourge. Arrest all those “right wing” protesters. Well and any stray ANTIFA or BLM folks who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    • Heine Ootenvault says:

      Perfect except the rioting is not right wingers.

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    • Guessed says:

      We need to wake up to headlines that 2000 or more Antifa terrorists were arrested in pre-dawn raids in 50 cities in the US, not a CNN news flash that Roger Stone was arrested at gunpoint by the FBI for being a friend of Trump’s.

      Trump and Barr need to get ahead of this, pronto, before the looney tunes theory that white supremicists and Russian stooges did this to help Trump becomes a mainstream idea. This could cost him the election.

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    • guest4ever says:

      Trumpeter—Are you suggesting POTUS round-up all those involved in the massive corruption here in the U.S.? If so, that’s an interesting thought.

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  5. Scarlet says:

    INFURIATING. COMPLETE LIES.

    Liked by 3 people

    • jediphantom says:

      Little Marco still believes “RUSSIANS” tried to “HACK” his Senate campaign.
      And apparently, no one has told him his run for POTUS was spied on.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Its the 2020 version of “Russia interfered in the election”, and just like so many mouthed and continue to repeat the lie, they will do the same with this one.

      Its yet another “test”, as if at this point we need one! First it was the Ghomert test.
      Then the FISA must be renewed without hearings.
      And now its “right wing rioters”.

      Rubio, McConnell, Thune, Cornyn, ALL those in leadership in the Senate, with a phoney R after their names, MUST GO.

      Their continually stabbing PDJT and us in the back MUST end!

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  6. An says:

    This is why we need to get rid of Wray ASAP.

    I have a feeling that we need to get rid of him yesterday, he can’t be trusted.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. allhail2 says:

    I live in FL. For the life of me, I don’t know anyone that can stand that little turd.

    Liked by 12 people

    • KBR says:

      Jeb Bush for one. Roger Stone’s book says lots about Rubio, drug running, and Bush operation in Florida. Rubio used to run errands for his own brotherinlaw, who was convicted for drug running according to Stone. Rubio not charged, taken under Jebby’s wing, ended up with expensive house and realestate business, didn’t he?

      If Jeb was one of Bills brothers by another mother, is Rubio an “adopted nephew” of Bill n Hill or something…all like family ya know?

      Looks to me like he is on drugs in that video, or else jonesing for more. Would not be surprised.

      Is he going to be caught up in the coming Antifa sweep? Or in further exposes when more declassifications are done?
      Cause he sure seems anxious, upset. Eyes are kinda odd looking.

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      • ruth3otis says:

        Totally agree about the drugged up eyes. He’s a creep.

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      • Marc says:

        You never seen the pill popping clips during the Pres. debates in 2016? Rubio is not only a tweaker but in the closet as well. The perfect compromised stooge for the Uniparty to prop up.

        and here…

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      • somebody says:

        Marco is definitely a protégé of Jeb’s. As for people in Florida that like him, he has a fairly strong base in south Florida, not strong enough for a Presidential primary, but enough to keep him in the senate for now. There is some hotel down in south Florida, the Biltmore maybe? Jeb had an office there, so does Marco. Lots of powerful people “weekend” there. DC people from both sides of the aisle. I wish Don Jr., would buy it 😉 Oh to be a fly on the wall there.

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  8. Here’s a piece I wrote last summer that bears on this subject:

    The Hill: “FBI’s Wray says most domestic terrorism arrests this year involve white supremacy”. That’s Bullsh*t. –They’re Lying to You

    Interesting that Sen. Dick Durbin was pushing this “white terrorism” narrative with Dir. Chris Wray just the other day. (Also weird how the semantics went from ‘white supremacist terrorism’ to ‘white terrorism’ overnight.)

    Durbin forgot to mention how the Ballfield Shooter James Hodgkinson was in regular contact with his office. And Dir. Wray forgot to mention that the FBI couldn’t determine a motive for Hodgkinson.

    Let’s see–the Ballfield Shooter wrote online about attacking Republicans.
    He asked where the Republicans were playing ball.
    He had a list of Republicans in his pocket.
    The FBI’s verdict: random street crime. Liars.

    Wray then stated that the majority of domestic terror arrests recently were white supremacists.
    To start with, those numbers are pre-cooked by a definitional sleight of hand. The FBI arrested 100 ISIS jihadis and 90 other terrorists in the US–but the jihadis were classified as “international” versus “domestic”. As far as I’m concerned, they’re all here, so they’re all domestic.

    The headline should therefore have read “Most terrorism arrests this year involve Islamist Supremacy”.

    But even accepting the phony dichotomy, when Wray said most domestic terrorism arrests this year involve white supremacy, FBI Headquarters had to quickly walk back his statement, saying he meant the majority of the 40% of hate crimes.

    So you’ve got 100 jihadists who don’t count. You’ve got 90 other “domestic” terror arrests. Of those, 40% are race related. That’s 36. Of those 36, the “majority” are white supremacists, says Wray. That’s maybe 19 arrests. 19 out of 90…and really, 19 out of 190.

    That’s not quite the White Menace crime wave that Durbin and Wray were trying to paint and pin on us and the President. The FBI also quoted Snopes as an iron-clad authority on these matters. Snopes–who “fact-checks” punchlines to smear conservatives. If you “fact-check” a joke, you are one.

    I’m not minimizing crimes by actual white supremacists. I once ran up on David Duke in a resort town and told him to go to hell to his face. These scum don’t represent me, Donald Trump or half the country who support this great president. But Durbin is trying to minimize Islamist and Leftist terrorism with this phony narrative.

    For example, after the FBI closed his case and the Pulse Nightclub terrorist struck anyway, Durbin said it wasn’t Islamist terror because the perp had sworn allegiance to both Sunnis and Shias and “everybody knows” they don’t collaborate. Just a confused kid. The gun just went off.

    Director L. Patrick Gray was fired for helping Nixon cover up some details of Watergate. But it was nothing compared to the Coup-Gate cover-up Chris Wray is performing for President Obama. And that cover-up continues to this very day.

    As a result of Chris Wray’s continuing Obstruction of Justice in Coup-Gate, I no longer believe a damn word he says about anything. That’s what happens when you let the FBI become a Uni-Party/Democrat plaything–and give Dirty Cops Bob Mueller and Jim Comey decades to pack the organization with toadies like Peter Strzok. Hey, Pete–what does Wal-Mart smell like today, you son-of-a-bitch?

    “Let’s say that, hypothetically, you were in the Attempted Coup-business against patriotic presidents. Let’s say that prosecutors were closing in on you. Wouldn’t you want a Charlie Manson “Helter Skelter”-race war to distract from that? Especially if it might advance the other main goal of the Attempted Coup industry: disarming that president’s supporters? Asking for a friend.

    Hypothetically.”

    Here’s a stat for you, Chris; 100% of recent presidential coup attempts were conducted by the FBI. Sure, Brennan started it. But he pinned it on you.

    This is not going away. Fix it or quit, buddy, and let someone with integrity do the job.”…….

    This is the same Dirty Game L’il Marco is playing today. I’m surprised that he outed himself so obviously and so soon. He’s trying to pin the riots on us (“white supremacists”= Trump supporters) and on the President.

    The Party of Reagan and Trump has no use for a shabby little frenemy like you Rubio. To think that we once listened to you and kind. Ugh.

    We won’t make that mistake again. Thanks for self-identifying, Tool Boy.

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      • nimrodman says:

        Thanks for that very fine analysis, Gipper

        One small addendum re:
        “the Pulse Nightclub terrorist struck anyway, Durbin said it wasn’t Islamist terror because the perp had sworn allegiance to both Sunnis and Shias and “everybody knows” they don’t collaborate. Just a confused kid.”

        I believe the Pulse shooter said to a 911 operator that he made his attack in the name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS at the time. I think I’ve got that right.

        yeah, here we go (note FBI doing their usual coverup redaction tricks – too cute by half, them sumbitches):

        The Department of Justice and the FBI released a transcript of one of his 911 calls earlier today. The call lasted “approximately 50 seconds” and was made at 2:35 a.m.

        “My name is [sic] I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi of the Islamic State,” Mateen told the 911 operator.

        The operator then asked: “Ok, What’s your name?”

        “I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State,” Mateen responded.

        Before the DOJ and FBI jointly released the transcript, the FBI published its own redacted version. However, the FBI omitted any mention of Baghdadi and the Islamic State in its text. This move proved to be controversial, leading the DOJ and FBI to publish a more complete transcript later in the day.

        The screen shot below shows the transcript as it was initially presented to the public.

        Excerpts from Omar Mateen’s 911 Call

        Mateen was quite obviously referring to Baghdadi and the Islamic State. In fact, US officials acknowledged Mateen’s stated allegiance the day after his heinous assault.

        At a press briefing on June 13, for instance, FBI Director James Comey indicated that Mateen had made his loyalty to Baghdadi known. During his “calls” the night of the attack, Comey told reporters, Mateen “said he was doing this for the leader of ISIL, who he named and pledged loyalty to.” ISIL (or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is the US government’s preferred acronym for the Islamic State.

        President Obama also mentioned Mateen’s loyalty oath during a statement on June 14. The president said Mateen was inspired by propaganda produced by the Islamic State and that he offered his fealty to it.

        Orlando terrorist swore allegiance to Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al Baghdadi
        https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/06/orlando-terrorist-swore-allegiance-to-islamic-states-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi.php

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  9. Rob Crrgin says:

    It seems obvious to me that this is the coup turning violent; I mean, just look at the timing.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. James Street says:

    Rubio was supported by the Tea Party.
    This makes the betrayal by this evil pos especially sickening.

    Liked by 10 people

    • 1. Don’t trust lawyers. Period.
      2. Don’t trust words. Look for track record, actions, results exclusively.

      Otherwise we’ll keep on supporting people that betray us.

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      • David M Kitting says:

        Rubio did show promise when he was sent to DC. It just doesn’t take long to become corrupted in that den of iniquity. They become creatures of it.
        MATT 23:15 “…and when he is made, you make him twice the child of hell as yourselves”

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    • Zabadak says:

      Correct. I lived in FL at the time and I thought he was the 2nd coming of Ronald Reagan. He knew that was his ticket to getting elected. Jeff Flake was another one and there were others.

      Wolves in sheep’s clothing posing as conservatives to get elected. Backstabbing evil doers. Enemies of our country.

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  11. Rubio’s the perfect slimeball for the job. He’s a weak-willed yes-man, he already has lots of skeletons in his closet withe home loan scams, bubble bath escapades, and more (easy target for blackmail); he has money problems (easy target for bribery), and hates Trump ever since the “16 primaries.

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  12. Reserved55 says:

    Such love Lil is garnering.

    Is Perez grooming him to replace Joementia at the DNC convention?

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  13. kleen says:

    His mask is off just like Romney.
    Mitch can keep his on and claim ignorance.

    Liked by 3 people

    • allprogressivesarepsychotic says:

      Yet I have seen no proof of McConnell is a Rat Turd like Mittens, Rubio, or Graham all 3 who have clearly established themselves as traitors to the true patriots of this nation.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        If you haven’t seen Mitchs perfidy, you just haven’t looked.

        Granted, he’s not out and obvious, like Mitt, but he’s a traitor to his “constituency” and the nation, none the less.

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  14. TradeBait says:

    Anybody with an IQ above 80 should be able to figure out Marco is a weasel who should not be trusted or believed.

    Liked by 9 people

  15. gingergal says:

    Rubio should have crawled into a hole after being humiliated nationally in 2016.

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  16. theoldgoat says:

    He never impressed me as an honest person. His run for President showed he is at best a RINO who would say anything he felt would be viewed favorably by all parties, while his actions rarely gave you the feeling he was for anything but himself.

    Has anyone asked him what groups on the “right” are doing these riots? Why is it that President Trump has called out the left radicals and declared Antifa fascists as a terror organization, who would have the same or similar information as little Rubio, yet POTUS didn’t mention both sides, only the one whom most people have seen as being behind all this?

    Rubio plays a game with politics which will not go down well with those who pay any attention to him. He probably counts on the short memory span of the voters. I hope he gets passed over for someone who is genuine. He is a fraud who wouldn’t be missed.

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  17. revarmegeddontthunderbird says:

    Senator Estupido Rubio sounds like he’s channeling McCain.

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  18. shevee says:

    Not sure what Pierre Delecto thinks about the riots, but his “friend” tweeted this yesterday.

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  19. Snellvillebob says:

    Strange that no one has burned down a Planned Parenthood office.

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  20. The Devilbat says:

    Rubio is quite correct, there are many on the right who are behind what is going on, They are RINO politicians who wish for the return of a totally corrupt government. They dearly want it to be the same as it was prior to Donald Trump winning the presidential election in 2016.

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  21. hokkoda says:

    Rubio is a clown. Watching Trump beat him like a dirty old rug remains one of my happiest political memories.

    I hope people flood Rubio’s office with calls tomorrow to stop making absurdly stupid comments like this.

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  22. Since Marco is such a super-sleuth, tell us who were the senators on your committee who participated in ObamaGate?

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  23. jay says:

    Rubio is, by definition, a swamp creature. He has been in politics his entire career post college. He has NEVER had a real job. So many years in politics must result in delusions of grandeur -and fear.

    FEAR that they have sold their soul here and there. And it will be discovered.

    FEAR that they don’t know how to create anything and should they lose their
    position they are nothing.

    FEAR that if the minions vote them out they have no income.

    We need term limits.Serving in Congress must be a sacrifice, a desire to serve for a short periods of time to improve the nation , NOT a career goal.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Rubio

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  24. allprogressivesarepsychotic says:

    Rubio is an idiot and needs to be replaced, peaceful protesters Marco then who is beating the weak, looting and vandalizing businesses.

    Damn Rat turd politicians need to be publically executed along with every member of the Democratic party, Death by 2,000 cuts for Marco.

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  25. Kaco says:

    Lil’ Marco got chewed out in that tweet, I wonder if he paid attention.

    I wish he and McConnell could be called out in a more public way, as in we know what you’re all about and up to.

    I don’t know when he’s next up but he needs primaried. Too bad Grahmnesty couldn’t have been primaried.

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  26. alliwantissomethruth says:

    But of course

    There’s a narrative building that white supremacists are driving around cities in vehicles without plates creating chaos

    So yeah, it all makes sense. Stupid, ridiculous and absurd narratives work on stupid people, and it’s stupid people who make up the democrat base

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  27. perfect time for a false flag

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  28. Joemama says:

    George Floyd may be dead, but this whole event is looking like a false flag. Given that the AG is a member of the muslim brotherhood, it seems like anything is possible and it is unlikely we will ever know the truth.

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  29. Rubio … forever BUTT HURT over “Little Marco”

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  30. CM-TX says:

    … And FAILS.
    Do right by FL & resign with what little dignity you have left.

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  31. bruzedorange says:

    Well, if there’s anything Little Marco is an expert on, it’s being on both the left and right.

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  32. PVCDroid says:

    He is so wormie. Wussy, wormie little punk bitch Marco. Boohoo, those far right white supremacist’s just better stop it. Oh, and those other guys too.

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  33. jmuniz1 says:

    Why do people keep voting for him. I live in Florida I voted for the democrat Patrick Murphy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • vigiles24 says:

      Did you ever see a Rubio rally? People aren’t voting for him. They are voting against the left and he is the only option in his little barrio.

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      • Missy says:

        Murphy was a wuss, completely out of his league. I think he had some naive intention of serving his district, but Pelosi took him aside and told him in no uncertain terms that he was there to do what his PARTY told him, screw the voters.

        His daddy bought him his one term in Congress, and then he ran for Senate. Weak candidate, and too new to run.

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  34. regitiger says:

    stay tuned lil marco meets train soon..

    he will be facing criminal indictments. state and federal

    more than just a rumor.

    of course he will resign, and main justice will drop charges down to a plea of perjury…and then withdraw charges due to a legal administrative error…

    but it will be meaningful to those that understand the position he currently is squatting is far too important to allow a nunce to twiddle.

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  35. Texian says:

    Congress..

    They are totally disconnected from The People.. they serve a different master now..

    They have already made their bets Americans.. they have picked a side..

    ..and it ain’t yours..

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  36. 335blues says:

    You are a disgrace Rubio. The marxist democrat party likes you more than conservatives do because you are so good at doing their dirty work.
    You pretend to be a conservative but you are not fooling anybody. You should be primaried by the good people of Florida and have your worthless ass thrown out of the senate.
    You are a deep state creature put in the dirtiest position in the senate- chairman of the senate “intelligence” committee- almost certainly because somebody has something incriminating on you. The incriminating evidence keeps you controlled. You would sell your soul to keep the incriminating knowledge from being made public. Maybe if the incriminating knowledge was made public we can get you out of the senate. I will be hoping for that to happen.

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  37. chuck says:

    People stupidly vote for him because he’s good looking and Cuban. As a Floridian, I am embarrassed. Unfortunately he is safe, unless he’s impeached/arrested.

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  38. redline says:

    When things were being run by Boehner, Ryan, McCain, Sessions, McConnell, and Graham, I would naively think, “What the heck is wrong with these clowns? They made a stack of promises over the years, and right NOW there’s a brief opportunity and the direst need to act on those promises.” And they could never plan and produce the slightest fulfillment of their lofty promises.

    So now, when I see Mitch powdering his nose and Lindsey straightening his tie, I know not to expect anything better from them than, in this case, the awkward insertion of little Marco into an unnatural position in Mitch’s Senate.

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  39. George 1 says:

    Just a few minutes ago Ted Steven, the former DC detective, said basically the same thing on FOX News. The right wing “boogaloos” are trying to start trouble and stir up Blacks in an effort to start CVII.

    Full blown attempt now to exonerate the black people involved and declare them the innocent victims and blame conservative white people for the violence.

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    • nimrodman says:

      yeah, I heard that in passing, had no idea what he was talking about and wondered if he was mis-pronouncing Rude Boys, the guys who like to biff it up with the Anteefers in Portland

      I just looked it up, it’s an actual thing – at least according to several search returns, here’s one:

      Right Wingers Nurturing ‘Boogaloo’ Fantasy Of Violent Civil War
      https://crooksandliars.com/2020/04/right-wingers-nurturing-boogaloo-fantasy

      Matt Marshall of the right-wing group Washington State Three Percent (3%) speaks at a ‘Hazardous Liberty! Defend the Constitution!’ rally to protest the stay-at-home order, at the Capitol building on April 19, 2020 in Olympia, WA. Image from: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

      The Age of Conspiracy Theories in which we are now immured has produced a kind of bastard offspring: the Shared Violent Fantasy. Exhibit A is the “Boogaloo,” the far-right’s ironic name for the long-sought “second civil war” they believe is on the verge of erupting in the United States—and in which the ongoing novel-coronavirus pandemic has become a virtual petri dish for cultivating the fear of societal collapse essential to their worldview.

      Like many conspiracy theories, and all such fantasies, the “Boogaloo” has a powerful tendency to produce real-life violence from people who absorb the underlying paranoid values and believe in them fervently. A recent incident in Texas in which a self-proclaimed “Boogaloo Boi” set out to murder a police officer in order to help spark the civil war underscores the extent to which the believers are likely eventually to attempt manifesting their fantasies—which can entail violence not just against authorities, but sometimes even their unsuspecting neighbors.

      Aaron Swenson is a 36-year-old Texarkana man who frequented “Boogaloo”-related Facebook pages with some frequency, sharing their frequently violent memes and indulging the usual violent rhetoric in the comments. Eventually, he reached a point where he decided to act on it.

      The world of “Boogaloo” on social media—particularly on Facebook, where over 125 such pages reside—is riddled with references, both direct and obscure, to their eagerness to begin a civil war by shooting law-enforcement who attempt to enforce gun-control measures, or for that matter any other measures that attract the ire of the far right. Recently, these have come to include COVID-19 lockdown and social-distancing measures.

      The universe it occupies resides in a bubble of conspiracy theories and “constitutionalist” fantasies, but with a distinctly alt-right edge. Irony abounds everywhere: adherents wear Hawaiian shirts as a reference to “the boog,” or the “Big Igloo” (the “Boogaloo” flag features an igloo and a palm tree). Their memes reference “Pepe the frog,” white-nationalist OK signals, and the common shared belief that nefarious communists are plotting to confiscate their guns and enslave them in concentration camps. This fantasy is the justification for their announced intention to begin shooting their fellow citizens, especially those who work for the federal government or police.

      On the night of April 11, Aaron Swenson began livestreaming from his pickup truck, telling his audience that he was out hunting a police officer—anyone would do, he wasn’t particular—to shoot and kill, all in order to start the “Boogaloo.” He told them he was seeking a lone cop to “ambush and execute.”

      People began calling the Texarkana Police Department, which promptly found the page and figured out both where Swenson was located and what kind of vehicle he was driving. Upon locating him, he fled a squad of police cars at high speed, eventually grinding to a halt well after his tires were flattened by a spike strip. “He was wearing an armored plate carrier type vest when we arrested him, and officers found several loaded weapons inside his truck,” the police department’s Facebook post reported.

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    • paper doll says:

      “boogaloos” people protecting their neighbourhoods. I saw people were complaining philly police tear gassed “peaceful protests “….omitting the fact they were blocking I-95, both ways and had been told to leave. Watch, the 3-4 nights of looting will be glossed over

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  40. nerveman says:

    OMG Rubio is the perfect dupe for the job. Take a loser like him and stuff him full of straw and you get another Swalwell.

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  41. hawkins6 says:

    I can’t tell if Rubio is this dumb or just playing his given role in this travesty.

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  42. Those “right Wing” agitators are really something!! They have somehow remained hidden, and at the same time have convinced Snowflakes and BLM to carry out the dirty work! Genius!

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    • George 1 says:

      Yes Kinderandgentler. Those evil right wingers are quite clever. Of course what Stevens and Rubio, and the many others who will now push the narrative, really want to convey is that the “right wingers” are conservatives who probably voted for Trump.

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        If they keep pushing their luck, they may create a self-fulfilling prophecy. We all have limits on how much we’ll take.

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  43. Alli says:

    Marco Rubio ‘s campaign contributions come from pharmaceutical companies
    He”s another Mitt and Haley

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  44. leavemygunsalone says:

    Go drink some water Marco.

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  45. Maquis says:

    When everyone’s to blame, no-one’s to blame.
    Coward.

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  46. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    I hate these people

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  47. grahampink says:

    Two ridiculous shows on prime-time CBS are FBI and FBI Most Wanted.
    Both are obsessed with tracking down and stopping white supremacists trying to destroy America.
    The most utterly stupid and phony premise imaginable.
    But that’s how the Democrat’s Media Complex operates.

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  48. gigi says:

    Yeah, Rubio. Spoken like a true a$$. What an entitled little ______ (fill-in-the-blank with whatever the reader thinks fits best).

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  49. The Boss says:

    Donald Trump is President, and you’re not, Little Marco!

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  50. Donna in Oregon says:

    I hope that he has those special cowboy boots bronzed……remember the boot heel ‘controversy’. He became known as Little Marco.

    Every time I see Marco Rubio I think of this scene with Bert Reynold’s as Congressman David Dilbeck another slippery Florida politician….covered in vaseline wearing cowboy boots.

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