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Rubio criticizes Trump administration's Syria stance

via @learyreports

Sen. Marco Rubio suggested Wednesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s hands-off posture toward Syria contributed to the reported chemical weapons attack.

"It's concerning that the secretary of state, 72 hours ago or a week ago, this last Friday, said that the future's up to the people in Syria on what happens with Assad. In essence, almost nodding to the idea that Assad was going to get to stay in some capacity," Rubio said the Tampa Bay radio station 970 WFLA. 

"I don't think it's a coincidence that a few days later we see this,” Rubio said. “I hate to say this, but I think he’s going to get away with it again.”

Rubio appeared at a news conference later in Washington with Sen. Ben Cardin and both called for Trump to take a harder line.

--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times