MAGA Hot Mic: Florida Senator Marco Rubio
October 19, 2022
Marco Rubio is back at it again with more anti-choice rhetoric, so for the FOURTH time MAGA Hot Mic honors fall on U.S. Senator of Florida Marco Rubio.
Marco Rubio has made it clear he supports completely banning abortion without any exceptions for rape or incest. But last night, he went even further by refusing to rule out supporting a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Let’s not forget, Rubio said abortion ban exceptions for health reasons are “a massive loophole.”
VICE: “In his comments, captured on video obtained by VICE News, Rubio also said that abortion ban exceptions meant to protect the health of pregnant people are ‘a massive loophole.’”
He also believes we should protect life “from the moment of conception to the moment of birth,” a stance that could pave the way to ban certain forms of birth control like IUDs.
Independent: “Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said in an interview that he does not support abortion in the cases of rape and incest in an interview Thursday evening.”
NBC News: “Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told CBS 4 Miami that ‘we should be protecting innocent human life from the moment of conception’…”
Cosponsoring Lindsey Graham’s legislation that would ban abortions in all 50 states is par for the course with Marco Rubio, but the people of Florida deserve to know if he will continue to support legislation that bans abortions even in cases of rape and incest at the federal level.
Politico: “Rubio is embracing Graham’s federal abortion ban.”
Politico: “Earlier this year, Florida enacted a ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but unlike Graham’s bill, it does not provide for exceptions for rape or incest. The legislation, however, would allow states to enact stricter restrictions. But Rubio’s public support of the federal legislation all but ensures abortion will remain a top issue in Florida’s Senate race.”
Business Insider: “But in a 2010 questionnaire, then-first-time US Senate candidate Rubio was far more explicit about the types of abortion restrictions he’d support. He backed a constitutional amendment to ban abortions unless a pregnancy is life-threatening, and said he’d support a bill to give spouses the right to be notified and intervene before an abortion.”
Let’s be clear – Marco Rubio and the Republican Party are committed to restricting women’s decisions about their own bodies. With only 20 days until the midterms, Republicans continue to remind voters their reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November.