On Monday, the U.S. House approved a bill giving Americans impacted by international terrorism better access to the judicial system.
Back in the summer of 2017, Rubio, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on global women’s issues, paired up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, to bring out the bill.
Following the lead of several Florida Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, Scott said on Tuesday the time has come to extend TPS to Venezuelans.
Even as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is weighing what action to take against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for anti-Semitic remarks, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the California Democrat to pass his bill supporting Israel.
In the politically-divided US, the highest scores given news media were 61 for perspective, a low 58 for balance, just 56 for accuracy, and a very low 47 for fairness.
Rubio backed the White House for imposing sanctions on 17 Saudis under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act this week. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, was killed gruesomely when he went into the Saudi embassy in Istanbul last month.
At the end of last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to call on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to “open a review into the Trump Administration’s negotiations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as any negotiation by the executive branch since December 2009, regarding a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.”
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., hit the Sunday morning talk shows focused on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi regime, who was last seen entering that nation’s consulate in Istanbul last week.
Only time will tell whether his negotiations are successful.
Earlier in October, Rubio joined Young and Gardner in calling on Trump to investigate the Saudi role in Khashoggi’s death and consider sanctions.