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Marco Rubio Says It’s ‘Ridiculous And Absurd’ To Think Gay Marriage Is A Constitutional Right

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Watch as Marco Rubio pulls out all the stops and attacks hundreds of millions of Americans who believe same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

In 2010, for the first time ever, CNN found the majority of Americans (52%) believed same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Not just support same-sex couples who want to marry, but have a constitutional right. 

Those results have been confirmed in poll after poll since. In February, that number jumped to 63 percent.

This weekend, Tea Party Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told those 63 percent of Americans – 201.6 million Americans, based on recent census numbers – that their beliefs are “ridiculous and absurd.”

“It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex marriage,” Rubio said, sitting down with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network Chief Political Correspondent David Brody. Senator Rubio repeatedly stated, “there isn’t such a right.”

LOOK: Marco Rubio Just Voted Against Protecting LGBT Homeless Youth In A Sex Trafficking Bill

“You’d have to really have a ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. constitution to believe that people have the right to marry someone of the same sex. There is no such constitutional right,” he repeated.

“Can a state decide to change their laws?,” Rubio queried. “Yes, but only through the political process.”

And the Florida freshman Senator went further, attacking the LGBT community and its allies.

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Advocates of same sex marriage, he told Brody, “want to stigmatize, they want to ostracize anyone who disagrees with them as haters.”

“It’s very simple,” he explained. Banning same-sex marriage “is not a policy against anyone. I believe, as do a significant percentage of Americans, that the institution of marriage, an institution that existed before government, that existed before laws, that institution should remain in our laws recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”

Of course, every reputable poll over the past five years proves Marco Rubio wrong.

Now, about that invitation to a same-sex couple’s wedding, Senator…

 

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Marco Rubio: ‘I’ve Never Supported A Federal Constitutional Amendment On Marriage.’ Really? 

 

Video and Image Screenshot via CBN News/The Brody File
Hat tip: Miami New Times

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Bolton Blasted Trump’s Ukraine Extortion: ‘I Am Not Part of Whatever Drug Deal Rudy and Mulvaney Are Cooking Up’

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Three months ago then-National Security Advisor John Bolton warned administration insiders he would have no part of President Donald Trump’s off-the-books shadow government Ukraine extortion scandal. Bolton also apparently implicated both the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvany.

“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill to tell White House lawyers, The New York Times reports in a bombshell article late Monday night.

Bolton, who resigned from the Trump administration hours before President Trump tweeted he had fired him, instructed Hill “to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications,” Hill told House of Representatives investigators on Monday.

Not one to shy away from confrontation himself, Bolton also called Giuliani, who is now reportedly under criminal investigation,  “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Giuliani Demands Investigation of Ambassador Yovanovitch — but Can’t Even Spell Her Name

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Rudy Giuliani on Monday demanded an investigation into former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — who had spent the day testifying before Congress.

Giuliani made the statement while retweeting a conspiracy theory by Tom Fitton of the far-right group Judicial Watch:

“No wonder [Trump] and President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed Ambassador Yonacovitch (sic) was a real problem,” Giuliani said, while misspelling Yovanovitch’s name.

“I wonder if Shiftless asked her about this? Will there be an investigation or is she another ‘Protected Person’ like Biden & Hillary,” Giuliani tweeted.

Despite being implicated in the scandal, Giuliani has continued to speak out in attempts to defend the work he did with Trump to solicit foreign election assistance.

 

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‘Complete Gibberish’ and ‘Garbled Nonsense’: Experts Weigh in on Trump Announcement of Sanctions ‘Soon’ Against Turkey

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“He’s Yeltsin, without the vodka.”

Experts are weighing in after President Donald Trump finally admitted action must be taken against Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, a move wholly enabled when President Trump pulled out U.S. forces from the region last week. There has been bipartisan and worldwide condemnation of Trump’s actions, which immediately led to the death of at least dozens of now-former U.S. allies.

In a statement posted to Twitter Monday afternoon, Trump threatened sanctions and the raising of tariffs on Turkey, “soon.”

“I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” Trump’s statement reads. “Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May. The United States will also immediately stop negotiations, being led by the Department of Commerce, with respect to a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey.”

Experts are weighing in, with some calling Trump’s threats too little, too late – especially given that Trump wholly and single-handedly created the disaster now confronting the world.

One, a researcher at the democracy and freedom watchdog Freedom House, called the president’s remarks “complete gibberish.”

Another, a senior editor at The Diplomat, an international affairs magazine called Trump’s statement “garbled nonsense.”

He also endorsed this observation:

Bloomberg News reporter notes there are not actually any sanctions yet, just a second round of threats:

Former Strategic Planner and Public Affairs official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

Crooked Media’s head writer:

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