Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio: Working-Class Messages Resonate With Latino Voters

Donald Trump over-performed with Latino and Latina voters during the 2020 election. Latino Rebels asked both Latinos in the Senate GOP caucus, Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX), to explain the rightward shift in Latino voters during last year’s presidential election.

  • Nov 11, 2021
  • 2:08 PM

Marco Rubio Goes All Marco Flojo in Support of Tillerson for Secretary of State

“Therefore, despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson’s nomination in committee and in the full Senate.”

  • Jan 23, 2017
  • 11:24 AM

Latino Republicans as Anti-Latino Candidates: The Shameful Case of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

Rubio and Cruz have engaged in a vitriol debate over their disdain towards undocumented immigrants.

  • Feb 28, 2016
  • 9:56 AM

The Respectability Politics of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

How both Cuban-American senators are trying to win the Republican nomination by downplaying their Latino immigrant identities, and how that should hurt them in the general election.

  • Feb 8, 2016
  • 11:12 AM

Tío Tomás’ Cabin: Marco Rubio and White Cubanidad

Marco Rubio is not a sellout, but the product of an old conservative Cuban-American ideology and ethnic white privilege.

  • Jan 14, 2016
  • 10:43 AM

10 Times Marco Rubio Turned His Back on Immigrants

It’s a long list.

  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 2:34 PM

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Are Hypocrites

Both Republican senators have come out against the U.S. taking in Syrian refugees after last week’s Paris attacks, even as tens of thousands of Cuban refugees stream across the Texas border.

  • Nov 17, 2015
  • 2:13 PM

Marco Rubio is a Hypocrite (or Just Another Latino Republican)

The senator from Florida, like many Latino Republicans, opposes the same programs that helped him and his family succeed.

  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 11:23 AM

An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, I must say that much of your announcement yesterday resonated with me. I saw a lot of myself in you. I also reminisce on the keys dangling outside the door at midnight when my father got back from work. What did you say about el “sueño americano”? I know it well. […]

  • Apr 14, 2015
  • 9:43 AM

Marco Rubio Doesn’t Think Using America’s Voice #GangofHate Applies

Twitter is now the go-to place to confront each other in public, especially when it comes to the ongoing debate on immigration reform. Today is no different, as you will see from the following thread which started when the Twitter profile of America’s Voice, a pro-immigration DC group, got a tweet back from the Twitter […]

  • May 6, 2013
  • 3:54 PM

Jay-Z’s ‘Open Letter’ About Cuba Gets Responses from Pitbull, Marco Rubio, Phil Lord, and a Lame FOX News Personality

It all started after Jay-Z quickly recorded an “Open Letter” to his critics for having visited Cuba with his wife Beyoncé. The hip-hop megastar had many lines, including one that speaks to what he is suggesting is the U.S. hypocrisy when it comes to US-Cuba relations: “I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans. This communist talk […]

  • Apr 14, 2013
  • 10:49 PM

VIDEO: Marco Rubio Talks Immigration Reform on CBS’ “Face the Nation”

This morning Florida senator Marco Rubio (R) made the Sunday talk-show circuit to talk immigration. Here is his appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Rubio is “hopeful” that an immigration agreement will be announced this week. What follows are some selected quotes of what Rubio said today: I think this bill answers all of the […]

  • Apr 14, 2013
  • 2:18 PM

Marco Rubio’s New Job Description: Music Critic and Tweet Deleted

Just when we thought that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was going out on a limb and telling the world that Pitbull ain't no Tupac or Eminem (TRUTH!), a story by NBC Latino published today just proves that Rubio is just another politician who likes to offer music critiques and delete tweets. Now the Miami native is […]

  • Nov 20, 2012
  • 1:27 PM

Why Doesn’t Marco Rubio Answer Simple Questions About Immigration?

Today on "Meet the Press", Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once again avoided answering direct questions. Does he have the political cojones to just say what he writes in his book, where he suggests that people might not be so worked up about the politics and complexities of immigration if most immigrants came from Canada instead […]

  • Jun 24, 2012
  • 4:11 PM

Marco Rubio Gets Grilled in Spanish by Jorge Ramos and It Gets Testy

Tonight, Univision's Jorge Ramos interviewed Senator Marco Rubio. It gets testy and intense… and, yes, the interview sounds better in Spanish. They talk about several topics, including Rubio's politics and the whole Univision controversy. Here it is:  

  • Jun 19, 2012
  • 11:15 PM

The Marco Rubio Speech (with DREAM Act Interruptions) from the Hispanic Leadership Network

Here is the full video of what Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio had to say about immigration and the GOP at Friday's Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Miami. This first video shows NO SOMOS RUBIOS members interrupting Senator Rubio's speech. The other two clips show his entire speech.    

  • Jan 28, 2012
  • 1:09 AM

DACA Recipient: Senator Rubio Must Stop Political Games and Work to Help DREAMers (OPINION)

Marco Rubio and his fellow Republicans must stop the political games and work in a bipartisan manner to either protect DREAMers, or be responsible for the demise of a program that has changed lives, strengthened our nation, and reflected the best of who we are as a people.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 2:27 PM

Senator Rubio Slams Google Over Internet Balloons for Cuba

“They don’t want Internet in Cuba because they think it endangers their servers,” Rubio told Latino Rebels on Monday. “They have servers on the island. They want to do business there. That’s the problem with them.”

  • Jul 28, 2021
  • 2:58 PM

Menendez Bursts Rubio’s Internet Balloons Proposal for Cuba

“If you have balloons, it has an omnidirectional signal. I know the balloon is there. I know the signal comes down. I block it,” said Menendez, who like Rubio, is of Cuban descent.

  • Jul 26, 2021
  • 1:52 PM

Rubio Stands With Colombian President, but Other Senators Not so Sure

Latino Rebels asked some senators on Monday afternoon at the Capitol if the United States should reconsider its relationship with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, who has been criticized for his lack of response towards the violence but has also called for dialogue with national strike leaders.

  • May 11, 2021
  • 9:40 AM

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