Marco Rubio, who was born on May 28, 1971, is a United States Senator from Florida. He assumed office on January 3, 2011. He has also been the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, from 2007 to 2009, and a member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 111th District, from 2000 to 2009.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the politician:
Marco Rubio Facts #1:
He and his wife got married on October 17, 1998. She is a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins. Her ethnicity is Columbian. The couple has four children together.
Marco Rubio Facts #2:
Marco Rubio was born in Florida. His parents were Cuban exiles who left the country after the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
Marco Rubio Facts #3:
His father was a banquet bartender. As for his mother, she was a cashier at K-Mart.
Marco Rubio Facts #4:
In the past, he has explained his aggressive political behavior. In the words of Rubio, “There were some in politics who believed that all you had to do was to be the alternative to the incumbent and you would win. But I never believed in that. I’ve always believed that you were better on offense that you were on defense. You were much better for being for something than against someone.”
Marco Rubio Facts #5:
He has written a book that is worth reading. The name of the book is 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future. The book covered some of his economic beliefs. For example, he later went on as a politician to change the Florida tax system.
Marco Rubio Facts #6:
Rubio is a member of four important committees. The names of the committees that he belongs to are the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Committee on Foreign Relations; the Select Committeee on Intelligence; and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Marco Rubio Facts #7:
He is a Roman Catholic. It should be noted, however, that he has attended services at Christ Fellowship, which is a Southern Baptist Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Marco Rubio Facts #8:
He delivered the Republican speech after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address. Moreover, he delivered both an English and a Spanish version of his speech.
Marco Rubio Facts #9:
The politician of Cuban descent has also explained how some critics of politicians might react after politicians attempt a bold action. Moreover, Rubio has stated, “Usually when you try to accomplish something you’re almost never judged kindly by your contemporaries. I think that’s true for all great leaders. If you look back, they were almost all significantly unpopular or had tremendous opposition they faced because of what they were trying to do.”
Marco Rubio Facts #10:
The last interesting fact about the politician is that he has an interesting nickname. He has been referred to as the “crown prince” of the Tea Party movement.
“Marco Rubio Says He’s Ready to Be President,” Newsweek.
“Marco Rubio: United States Senator for Florida,” www.rubio.senate.gov.
Paul Whitefield, “Marco Rubio, like too many Republicans, is all wet on climate change,” Los Angeles Times.