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Marco Rubio threats investigated by police in US Capitol, West Miami

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the subject of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington D.C. and at his home in West Miami, The Miami Herald has learned.

The freshmen Senator has rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumps to the top of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's shortlist of potential running mates. From CNN to the Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney would offer him the spot and whether he'd take it. Rubio also plans to release an autobiography in June.

But the fame has made him not just a magnet of criticism but now the target of a threat, Rubio's office confirmed. No additional information about the threat will be released for now. The U.S. Capitol Police, in conjunction with the West Miami Police Department, are providing security and investigating. Neither agency could be reached for an official comment.

A uniformed cruiser was parked outside Rubio's home Tuesday night. And Rubio is likely to have security with or near him Wednesday when he gives a foreign-policy speech at the Brookings Institution.

If Rubio became a vice-presidential candidate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.

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Joe

I wouldn't be surprised if the threat to Marco Rubio came from the (Obama) Black Panthers or the Unions.

Obama knows if Rubio was picked as VP that Rubio would attract a HUGE Hispanic vote. Again.... dirty politics is at play here.

Sabrina Ouellette

Marco's PR gang stages these threats regularly in order to make him seem important. No doubt they learned this from Rove who learned it from the Fuhrer himself.

buckeye one

Joe:
Only the OLD crazy Cubans in MYami like Little Marco. The younger Cubans already know he's a fake and a fraud.
The Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and other Hispanics don't like him either.
Little Marco will pull as many Hispanic votes as Sarah Palin pulled women's votes in the last election.
Viva Fidel!

Craig

@ Sabrina, what proof do you have that these threats are staged? Or do you regularly make statements with no factual basis?
@ Buckeye one, do you live in Cuba? If not, you should.

lonzetta

wow some of these comments are so stupid.

Ground Game

Obama is not so much afraid of Rubio getting the Hispanic vote for Romney, he knows Rubio's intelligence will show him (Obama)for what he is: Dimwitted, shallow, and extremely foolish. Smart Hispanics will flock to Rubio in pride, not because he is just a Hispanic, but because he is common sense smart, intelligent, articulate, and knows what we all want: A united country, not a divided one; an employed country, not a country nearly 50% on food stamps; a country where everyone can make as much as they work for without having the dogs sic'd on them. Rubio is everything that Obama can never be; a patriotic American who can inspire all of us in the style of Jack Kennedy and Ronald Reagan without telling us (ala Obama) he is JFK, RR, or old Abe himself.

Spo101

Oh oH, here we go again, Marco Rubio telling his constituents how fantastic George W. Bush was. That craziness might play in Florida, South Carolina, Texas or Arizona because those ignorant *****’s fall for that kind of BS all the time. But for the rest of Americans we need an explanation of why Rubio would lie to his people. When sane people think of Bush/Cheney they know better. Is Jeb running for anything?

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Florida
Of course Americans already KNOW Republicans/Conservatives have a problem with ethics, responsibility, accountability… BUT I feel LOW GRADE THOUGHT PROCESSES are the REAL topic here. Just LISTEN to Marco Rubio or Allen West

Republicans seem to be suffering from SEVERE superiority complexes, odd paranoia, guilt and identity issues. According to anti-gay activists George Rekers and James Dobson from the so-called Family Research Council… The Male Model/Escort industry has a great future in Republican Party politics… lol
GOP - Gay Old Party

At first I thought all these pretty-boy Scott Brown, Bob McDonnell, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Young Guns types were getting elected because frustrated Republican women were voting for them. They thought their men were constipated/impotent but as it turns out these poor sex starved women weren’t getting any because Republican Men are all as GAY as Larry Craig, Bill Cunningham, Marco Rubio, Mark Foley, Glenn Beck, Allen West and Ted Haggard… and enthusiastically VOTE for the pretty boys too!

All the Gay Republicans are throwing a party and want to know if they can hire those Male Stripers the silver spoon, trust fund babies were talking about. I think they called them “The Young Guns”. Even Joe Scarborough confessed to his “Man Crush” in 2010. But other than Marco “Primrose” Rubio, George W. Bush isn’t getting much of that man love, is he? (lol)

Remember Bush?
I know it’s a stretch… but for arguments sake lets say Americans can conveniently forget about the 5000+ dead, 30,000+ wounded US soldiers and only GOD knows how many Iraqis and Afghanis. Forget that Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rove/Wolfowitz took the good will of the world after 9/11 and turned it to HATE and mistrust.

How these chicken hawks sent our troops into battle WITHOUT PROPER ARMOR or any clear cut plan beyond George W. declaring “Mission Accomplished”. Never mind military strategists didn’t think it was a good idea to get rid of the ONE dictator (Saddam Hussein) in the Middle East that had an IRON BOOT on the throat of fanatical Islam. Remember… the terrorist, Osama bin Lunatic, degenerates that caused 9/11?

Forget IRAN? Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rove and Morning Joe can have victory in Iraq when they can stroll through Iraq WITHOUT an armored division and air support to keep them from harm… y’know like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has done several times since the USA got rid of Saddam.

FORGET the TRILLIONS of dollars wasted in Iraq or the 20 BILLION dollars missing or the 175,000 weapons misplaced or all the arms dealers and WAR profiteers that milked our national treasury. FORGET about all the Constitutional VIOLATIONS, domestic spying, bold lying, Justice Dept. bias, Walter Reed, Abu Ghraib, soldiers getting electrocuted in showers due to shoddy military contractor work…

YEAaaaaa… once again, imagine we live in a country where almost half the population is dumber than a tree full of monkeys. These citizens are so damn ignorant they allowed some of the worst criminals in history bend them over and #*~/ them in the *** for 8 years. Even worse these numbskulls LIKED IT so much they want MORE!

MORE of the waste, fraud, abuse, lies, incompetence, scandal, fear mongering, sexual deviancy, corruption, off-shore tax evasion, media consolidation, arms dealing, reckless economics, deregulation, war profiteering, Bush/Paulson corporate welfare, Constitutional violations and a Corporate Crime Wave of EPIC proportions.

IF THE READER CAN POSSIBLY FORGET ALL THAT… then the WORST thing the Bush Administration DID was NOT raise taxes to pay for the WARS, tax cuts for the rich and Medicare Part iDiot. You want to hear about Fiscal Irresponsibility GRANDE?

Instead, Bush/Cheney borrowed from COMMUNIST China and Saudi Arabia (at outrageous interest rates) AND put OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN under the thumb of MASSIVE FOREIGN DEBT!

If there’s ANYONE out there who can explain away Bush/Cheney Administration CRIMES please reply because I’m NOT GETTING IT! Funny how we never heard any complaints from the so-called Tea Party crowd while Bush/Cheney were spending our national wealth like a crack HO with a credit card. I am somebody who fights back against the true enemies of FREEDOM spoact.blogspot.com

Rhondayes

@ground game. You must be off of your meds, if you believe for one moment Marco Rubio could hold a flame to President Obama. Delusional.

We have a pragmatic super intellectual working for "us" in the White House. The alternative would work for a "segment" of America, by sacrificing the rest. This is not what America was founded on. We give a hand up to those that are in proven need. We give vocational training to empower a person off of welfare rolls and onto work rolls. Paying into society, based on paying back. True Americans "don't leave a man behind".

The more people we help up, the better it is for the rest of us. Vocational training is finite. Poverty is expensive.

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