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Marco Rubio edits his U.S. Senate bio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has changed the passage in his official biography that said his parents "came to America following Fidel Castro's takeover."

Records show his parents first arrived in 1956; Castro did not takeover until 1959. Rubio still defends the characterization of his parents as exiles, a theme he has employed in his political life.

His office said they've changed the bio and it now says Rubio "was born in Miami in 1971 to Cuban exiles who first arrived in the United States in 1956."

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Jason C.  NY,NY

He should just be honest and come out and say he's a liar.

Tired of the lies!

Not only was he dishonest...but now he has changed the bio to say that his parents came in 1956 and that he is still the son of Cuban exiles! Give me a break! He does not get it? His parents were not ever exiles because they came before the revolution. That they decided to stay is not the point ...they are immigrants and that is fine. He grew up among the real Cuban exiles...fine. But his parents were not exiles! He also said that Cuban exiles do not care that he uses this characterization...well he is wrong! I am a Cuban exile and I sure do care about the lying...come clean and stop embellishing. That is what you are doing!

Natelivingston

It's about time! Now when will The Miami Herald edit their stories stating Rubio's parents left Cuba "just before the 1959 revolution" and explain why they ever published this propaganda without fact checking it?

RussS

Jason C you should be honest and just come out and say you are a Liberal/Progressive Democrat.

Murray Miles

From Merriam-Webster, the definition of "exile," for those who don't seem to know:
a: the state or a period of forced absence from one's country or home
b: the state or a period of voluntary absence from one's country or home
2: a person who is in exile
That would certainly seem to cover Rubio's parents.

Tired of the lies!

How convenient for Rubio that Merriam-Webster has a definition that could fit his status problem....but what does not fit in this definition is intent. Rubio's intent in embellishing his story is what is questioned. It sure was more agreeable to be son of Cuban exiles from evil communism, than a son of Cuban immigrants who came to America for a better life, and then stayed because of what happened in Cuba...come on we get it, and were not born yesterday...what is the prettier story when immigrants are being put down by his Republican Party! Still totally unconvinced ....lying is lying...this time with a purpose...to get public support; especially from the Cuban community. lol!

Robert Jenkins

People will generally forgive mis-speaks or even embellishments. What most "honest" people can't and won't forgive is Valor Robado or Stolen Honor. It is actually a crime here in Florida to claim you are a War hero, combat Veteran,etc. when you never servd. It seems now without a doubt (changed bio) that even Rubio knows he lied.

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