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Rubio: Paris Attacks Are A 'Positive Development' Because Fear Benefits Republicans

Senator Marco Rubio views the Paris attacks as a good thing!
Rubio: Paris Attacks Are A 'Positive Development' Because Fear Benefits Republicans
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Yes, Marco Rubio, you did say you thought the Paris attacks were a positive development. Don't try and weasel out of it now.

When he appeared on Fox News on Sunday, Rubio said this:

On Fox News Sunday this weekend, Rubio had said that "I obviously am not happy about the events that happened last week in Paris, but I think it's a positive development that it suddenly has forced Americans to confront more carefully the issue of national security." The comments drew Rubio heavy criticism from Democrats, who suggested he was being insensitive and circulated a selectively-edited clip of the soundbite in an effort to accuse him of saying he was profiting politically from the attacks.

On Monday, when asked about those comments, Rubio tried to squirm out of what he said:

"No, I didn't say that," he said, in response to a question from reporters on the comments.

"The fact that it's acted as a catalyst towards focusing on national security is an important development in this campaign, but no terrorist attack is a positive event," he said while campaigning through the Hawkeye State. "That's not what I said."

But Marco, it's exactly what you said. Verbatim. You said it's "a positive development."

Do you see the pattern forming here from every single Republican candidate? They lie like thieves and then tell everyone not to believe what they just heard.

Watch Rubio try and weasel out of his comments, below:

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