Marco Rubio, the Republican senator from Florida who is widely considered a potential vice presidential candidate in 2012, hit back Thursday at a Washington Post story claiming Rubio has inaccurately portrayed the circumstances under which his Cuban parents came to the United States.
Other local journalists have expressed doubt about Rubio’s defense. “Any self-respecting cubanosure as hell knows when his or her family arrived in the United States,” Michael Miller wrote for the Miami News Times. “Heck, most can tell you the exact day.”
Democrats are already using the controversy against Rubio. Democratic opposition research group American Bridge 21st Century released a video Friday afternoon that includes clips of Rubio saying his parents came to the United States in 1959 as well as instances of what the group calls Rubio’s “embellishments.”
Published: Oct 21, 2011