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Florida Democrats Condemn Marco Rubio’s Self-Serving Obstructionism Threatening National Security

Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Marcus L. Dixon released the following statement on Marco Rubio’s decision to single-handedly delay confirmation of ambassadors to China and Spain:

“This is yet another example of Marco Rubio putting his own political agenda ahead of what’s best for Florida. Not only is Rubio too cowardly to even show up to Foreign Relations committee hearings, he’s playing political games with our national security, leaving America without ambassadors to advance our priorities abroad.”

Rubio’s political stunt doesn’t just threaten national security, it’s another example of his blatant hypocrisy. In 2017, Rubio said that he believes “​​the president is entitled to significant deference” on nominations, and that doing anything to make a key foreign policy nomination “unnecessarily delayed or embroiled in controversy” would be “against our national interests.”

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