Dem Newswire - Marco Rubio: A Peddler of Lies

During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his family’s history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the “son of exiles,” he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after “a thug,” Fidel Castro, took power.

But a review of documents — including naturalization papers and other official records — reveals that the Florida Republican’s account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than two-and-a-half years before Castro’s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year’s Day 1959.

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    During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his family’s...
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    So… “I’m going off family lore”? That’s acceptable from Marco Rubio, but not Elizabeth Warren? Republican hypocrisy...
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    This is gross. My family actually WAS forced out by Castro. My grandfather a year later went back to try and help the...
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