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Archive for April 9th, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio eNEWSLETTER

Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter



This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:
  • Marco wrapped up his week speaking with George Stephanopoulos on ABC This Week. Marco and Stephanopoulos discussed Syria and the Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia.
Watch Marco’s interview on ABC This Week here.
  • Marcosupported the airstrikes the United States conducted against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. “I salute the bravery and skill of the men and women of our Armed Forces who conducted this mission,” Marco said. “The strike against the Assad regime’s Shayrat Air Base will hopefully diminish his capacity to commit atrocities against innocent civilians.”
Watch Marco’s interview on Fox and Friends here.  
Watch Marco’s floor speech here.
  • Marcospoke at an event hosted by Victims of Communism. Rosa Maria Paya, the daughter of a murdered Cuban dissident, also spoke. Marco emphasized the importance of freedom and human rights, and honored the brave work of dissidents, like Rosa Maria’s father, throughout the world.  
Marco’s Meetings:
Marco’s legislation:
  • Marco and Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) Hurricane Forecast Improvement Act passed the House and  now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
  • Marco and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), along with U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL),are leading a bipartisan, bicameral group of 47 members of Congress in urging President Trump to maintain a comprehensive effort across the federal government to combat Zika virus.
  • Marco and colleagues reintroduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation that would combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. “Sexual assault on college campuses is a crime that too often goes unpunished,”  said Marco. “We must hold colleges and universities accountable for ensuring the safety and well-being of their students. This legislation will protect and empower survivors, reform the way institutions handle sexual assault cases, and ultimately help ensure these cases are handled in the criminal justice system as the serious crimes that they are. I’m proud to be a part of a bipartisan coalition that is aiming to make our college campuses safer.”
For more ways to stay connected with Marco’s office, be sure to “like” his Facebook page, follow his office’s Twitter and Flipboard, check out his mobile apps, and subscribe to hisYouTube channel. You can also follow Marco on Twitter, @MarcoRubio.






How can we get rid of this two faced RINO he is a disgrace to the republican party?

Administration is “partially to blame” for Syria chemical attack, McCain says

Sen. John McCain appeared on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, April 9, 2017.: ftn-mccain-0409.jpg

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WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said comments made by people in President Donald Trump’s administration are “partially to blame” for encouraging Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent use of chemical weapons on his people last week.
McCain responded to remarks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made at the end of March, before the attack, including comments that the Syrian people would determine Assad’s fate, and that removing him from power isn’t a top priority.
“I think it probably was partially to blame,” McCain said. “And Secretary Tillerson basically saying the same thing after kind of contradicting himself and then saying the same thing argues vigorously for a plan and a strategy. As I said again, taking this action I support and was important.”   MSN – CLICK HERE FOR REST OF THE STORY


Shariah Law vs. the Constitution

Article VI: The Constitution is the supreme law of the land
Constitution: Article VI: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall
be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the
Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every
State shall be bound thereby”
Shariah: “The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is
Allah.” (a1.1, Umdat al-salik or The Reliance of the Traveller, commonly accepted work of
Shariah jurisprudence); “There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the
Sharia.” (Seyed Qutb); “Islam wishes to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the
face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam regardless of the
country or the nation which rules it. The purpose of Islam is to set up a State on the basis of
its own ideology and program.” (Seyed Abul A’ala Maududi)
First Amendment: Freedom of religion
Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ”
Shariah: Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of
them and kill them wherever you find them.” Quran 4:89 ; “Whoever changed his [Islamic]
religion, then kill him” Sahih al-Bukhari, 9:84:57. In historic and modern Shariah states,
Shariah law enforces dhimmi status (second-class citizen, apartheid-type laws) on nonMuslims,
prohibiting them from observing their religious practices publicly, building or
repairing churches, raising their voices during prayer or ringing church bells; if dhimmi laws
are violated in the Shariah State, penalties are those used for prisoners of war: death, slavery,
release or ransom.(o9.14, o11.0-o11.11, Umdat al-salik).
First Amendment: Freedom of speech
Constitution: First Amendment: Congress shall not abridge “the freedom of speech.”
Shariah: Speech defaming Islam or Muhammad is considered “blasphemy” and is punishable
by death or imprisonment.
First Amendment: Freedom to dissent
Constitution: First Amendment: “Congress cannot take away the right of the people “to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Shariah: Non-Muslims are not to harbor any hostility toward the Islamic state or give
comfort to those who disagree with Islamic government.
Second Amendment: Right to self-defense
Constitution: Second Amendment: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not
be infringed.”
Shariah: Under historic and modern dhimmi laws, non-Muslims cannot possess swords,
firearms or weapons of any kind.
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments: Right to due process and fair trial
Constitution: Fifth Amendment: “no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise
infamous crime… without due process of law.” Sixth Amendment: guarantees a “public trial
by an impartial jury.” Seventh Amendment: “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved.”
Shariah: Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari: Muhammad said, “No Muslim should be killed for killing
a Kafir (infidel).” Non-Muslims are prohibited from testifying against Muslims. A woman’s
testimony is equal to half of a man’s.
Eighth Amendment: No cruel and unusual punishment
Constitution: Eighth Amendment: “nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Shariah: Under Shariah punishments are barbaric: “Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they
are male or female, as punishment for what they have done – a deterrent from Allah.” Quran
5:38; A raped woman is punished:”The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication –
flog each of them with a hundred stripes” (Sura 24:2).
Fourteenth Amendment: Right to equal protection and due process
Constitution: Fourteenth Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State
deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. “
Shariah: Under dhimmi laws enforced in modern Shariah states, Jews, Christians and other
non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims before the law. Under Shariah law, women, girls,
apostates, homosexuals and “blasphemers” are all denied equality under the law.

For more information on Shariah law vs. the Constitution:
Shariah: The Threat to America in paperback or kindle at amazon.com, or free download at

THE HILL SUNDAY SHOW – All the major headlines in one place – Enjoy

Haley to Russia: ‘We’re not going to have you cover for this regime anymore’
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “This is something to let Russia know, ‘You know what? We’re not going to have you cover for this regime anymore. And we’re not going to allow things like this to happen to innocent people.'”
Read the full story here
Tillerson: Russia failed to ‘live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements’
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “I’m disappointed because I think the real failure here has been Russia’s failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013,” Tillerson said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
Read the full story here
McMaster: Russia should question support for ‘murderous regime’ in Syria
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “Russia should ask themselves, ‘What are we doing here?’ ”  he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Read the full story here
Ex-NATO commander: Trump-Russia relationship ‘going downhill’
By MAX GREENWOOD  “I think the senior members of the Trump administration are beginning to realize that Russia is not a force for good in the world,” retired Adm. James Stavridis told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.
Read the full story here
Tillerson: Defeating ISIS ‘first priority’ in Syria
By MAX GREENWOOD  “It’s important that we keep our priorities straight, and we believe that the first priority is the defeat of ISIS,” Tillerson said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Read the full story here
Haley on Syria: No political solution with Assad in power 
By MAX GREENWOOD  “There’s not any sort of option where a political solution is going to happen with Assad at the head of the regime,” Haley said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Read the full story here
Kaine agrees with Haley: No political solution in Syria with Assad in power
By OLIVIA BEAVERS  Kaine said the Syrian leader is “tearing up the country.”
Read the full story here
Morell: ‘You cannot ultimately defeat ISIS without getting rid of Assad’
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “Assad has to go,” Morell said. “They are connected.”
Read the full story here
Dem senator: US needs to go to the negotiating table with AssadBy OLIVIA BEAVERS  Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said Sunday the Trump administration should work toward a cease-fire in Syria before negotiating to find a more permanent political solution in the war-torn nation.
Read the full story here
Haley: Attack on Syria ‘one of the president’s finest hours’
By OLIVIA BEAVERS  “He wanted to know exactly what the facts and evidence was. He wanted to know what the options were, what the risks were, and the political strategy and solution side of it. After all of that he made a very, you know, strong decision and I think it was one that was very good for the world.”
Read the full story here
Tillerson: Rubio’s remarks ‘regrettable’
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  Last week, Rubio said it was no coincidence a chemical weapons attack in Syria came after Tillerson made comments suggesting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could remain in power.
Read the full story here
Rubio hopes Trump reconsiders ISIS focus in Syria strategy
By MALLORY SHELBOURNE  “I’m a bit concerned about the outlines of the strategy as I understand it. I think it’s based on assumptions that, quite frankly, are not the right ones,” Rubio told ABC’s “This Week.”
Read the full story here
McCain: Missile strikes on Syrian an ‘excellent first step’
By KYLE BALLUCK  “It’s now vitally important that we develop a strategy, we put that strategy in motion and we bring about peace in the region.”
Read the full story here
McCain: Trump aides ‘partially to blame’ for encouraging Syrian regime’s behavior
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “Secretary Tillerson basically saying the same thing after kind of contradicting himself and then saying the same thing argues vigorously for a plan and a strategy.”
Read the full story here
Graham: ‘I’ve never been more encouraged by the Trump administration’
By MALLORY SHELBOURNE  “Accelerate the demise of ISIL, they’re a direct threat to the homeland, Assad’s not.”
Read the full story here
Cardin: We did not see ‘coherent policy’ from Trump on Syria
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “What we saw was a reaction to the use of chemical weapons, something I think many of us supported,” Cardin said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Read the full story here
Former Clinton aide: Trump doesn’t have a Syria strategy
By OLIVIA BEAVERS  “We’re spending a lot of time now guessing what the strategy is here, what is next, what the diplomatic plan is,” Jen Psaki told host Jake Tapper of CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Read the full story here
Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes
By MALLORY SHELBOURNE  “I think he has got to come to the United States Congress. I think he has got to explain to us what his long-term goals are,” Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Read the full story here
Schiff hits Trump for striking Syria without congressional approval
By MALLORY SHELBOURNE  Schiff on Sunday also said he hopes Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian regime enforces why the president should have a “responsible, respectful relationship with the intelligence community.”
Read the full story here
Gingrich: China ‘shaken’ by Syria strike
By MALLORY SHELBOURNE  “It also reminded people just who the most powerful country in the world is and the fact is that it’s not Russia. We’re vastly more powerful than the Russians are.”
Read the full story here
McMaster: ‘Prudent’ to send carrier strike group to Korean Peninsula
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “North Korea has been engaged in a pattern of provocative behavior. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear capable regime.”
Read the full story here
Cornyn: ‘There’s not going to be a shutdown’
By REBECCA SAVRANSKY  “I’m confident that we’ll come up with something that everybody can live with.”
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