After an inquisition of historic proportions by demagogic Republican members of the Armed Services Committee, Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced his opposition to Chuck Hagel’s nomination. Rubio, outside of his efforts at immigration reform, continues to rack up a record that is comparable to the most reactionary and right wing members of congress.
Rubio who preaches the free market in one breath but whose view of foreign affairs would actually severly limit the ability for American companies to do business abroad, thus HURTING the US economy and creating job losses here at home said the following according to Politico.
“I’ve stated long ago I’ve been deeply disturbed by his previous comments and positions in regards to sanctions on Iran and in regards to direct negotiations with North Korea,” Rubio told Fox News during Hagel’s testimony. “Obviously, statements he’s made about Israel…I just don’t believe I will be able to support his nomination especially after his testimony in the last hour here, he’s really not said anything that addresses those concerns to my satisfaction.”