Rubio: ‘White House Will Have to Answer’ to Trump’s Wiretapping Allegations

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he has “no insight” on President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the election. “Again, I think the term wiretap is thrown around very loosely and by a lot of people,” Rubio told host Chuck Todd. “So we have to understand exactly what they’re talking about. Suffice it to say I don’t have any basis — I’ve never heard that allegation made before by anybody. I’ve never seen anything about that anywhere before. But again, may — the president put that out there and now the White House will have to answer to exactly what [Trump] was referring to.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Rubio: Many Humanitarian Questions About Trump’s Immigration Enforcement

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Sunday on CBS4-Miami’s “Facing South Florida,” while discussing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memos on the new guidelines for how to implement the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) questioned the “humanitarian rationale” behinds those memos. Rubio said, “We need to acknowledge that there is no right to illegally immigrate to the United States. Then there is the human side, and that is, okay, there is no legal right but is there not a humanitarian rationale for perhaps allowing some of the people here legally to remain because they have been here a long time because they are good people because they were brought here as children.” He continued, “The answer is I think quite frankly they’ll have a lot of questions about whether it’s the best use of our resources.” Rubio added, “I think the implementation of it is much more intense from what I’m hearing. Stories I’m hearing of how it’s actually being implemented. For example, individuals who have never had a run in with the law somehow take a stop sign they get pulled over, they could get turned in, and they can’t prove they been here for two years, and they are
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Rubio: NATO ‘Not Obsolete,’ ‘As Important as It’s Been Since the End of the Cold War’

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Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on President-elect Donald Trump saying NATO is obsolete, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said NATO was “not only not obsolete I believe it’s as important as it’s been since the end of the Cold War.” Rubio said, “Well, NATO is not obsolete. It most certainly needs to be reinvigorated given the new challenges of the 21st century. But our Transatlantic alliance with our partners in Europe is not only not obsolete I believe it’s as important as it’s been since the end of the Cold War.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Rubio: Trump Should Have ‘Responded Differently’ Given What John Lewis ‘Means to Our Country’

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Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on the controversy over Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) saying of President-elect Donald Trump he didn’t “see the president-elect as a legitimate president” and Trump’s tweeted response, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he “hoped” the Trump would have responded differently “given everything that John Lewis means to our country.” Rubio said, “I have tremendous admiration for Congressman Lewis, not only for what he has done but what he stand for, and that remains undiminished. I don’t agree with him that President-elect Trump is illegitimate. I believe it was a legitimate election and that he was elected through that electoral process. I also don’t agree with his decision not to attend the inaugural although it certainly is his right because it is not about President-elect Trump, it’s a peaceful transfer of power which is a distinguishing characteristic of our republic. That said, I also hoped the president-elect would have responded differently given everything that John Lewis means to our country. But people make their own decisions and that’s were we stand, but that’s how I feel about it.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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