4

Marco Rubio: Flirting with Birthers

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Hey, Marco Rubio, do you think the President of the United States was born in America? 


"I don't know the answer to that."

That's what he told a Republican club meeting last night in the Panhandle. The rest of the quote, from Naked Politics: "He's been sworn in already...If someone had evidence they should have presented it a long time ago."

Also adding that he didn't want to "diminish" the Birther nuts who propagate the theory, even though there's no evidence, and every major, credible news organization has found that Barack Obama was actually born in America. If there's anyone who needs to be diminished, it's these loons. 

Of course that's Rubio, and these Birthers are his base. He doesn't want to say anything too outrageous, but he has no problem flirting with one of the most extreme and baseless threads of the American conservative movement. 

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.