Senator Rubio tells Tampa audience recent Obama administration scandals are due to political culture
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke in Tampa on Saturday, but instead of focusing on immigration reform he railed against the recent IRS, AP and Benghazi scandals. At the Hillsborough County Republican Partyâs annual Lincoln Day Dinner Rubio said he is concerned about excessive government. He said the Obama administrationâs criticism of the GOP has created a culture of politics that is responsible for these scandals.
âWhen you go around demonizing your opponents, when you go around telling people our opponents (politically) theyâre not just wrong, theyâre bad. It creates a culture and when youâre the president of the United States, when youâre the governing party in a country it impacts the people that work for you in government and every agency in government.â
He also said the events of last week prove that the role of increased and powerful government is dangerous and against American policy.
âAll over the world the people in charge use the power of the government to intimidate and harass their political opponents and whatâs makes us different and special is that here - we donât accept that, weâre not supposed to do that, it is unconstitutional to do that.â
Senator Rubio told the banquet guests that the GOP is fighting to preserve American liberties, speak out against large government and will win elections in 2014.
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