Shame on Rubio, if anyone should know better, given that his family fled Cuba for freedom, it is him.
“Shame on Rubio, if anyone should know better, given that his family fled Cuba for freedom, it is him. “
Actually....the story that Rubio told seems to be falling apart as well. I’m not sure what to make of it yet.
[snip]...the official biography on his Senate website said Rubio’s parents “came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover.”
The problem is that naturalization papers and other official documents examined by the Post showed that Rubio’s parents actually came to American in 1956, more than 2.5 years before Castro took power. In the story, Rubio is quoted as saying his account is based on “the oral history of my family,” and his office says the family had hoped to return to Cuba and returned several times to assess the situation.
In a statement following the story, Rubio offered something of a non-denial denial, stating that “[t]o suggest my family’s story is embellished for political gain is outrageous” while not exactly denying the embellishments. He said his claims have always been based on his “parents’ recollection of events.”
“The dates I have given regarding my family’s history have always been based on my parents’ recollections of events that occurred over 55 years ago and which were relayed to me by them more than two decades after they happened,” he said. “I was not made aware of the exact dates until very recently.”