Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator from Florida

Marco Antonio Rubio was born in May 1971 in Miami, Florida. His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the U.S. He attended Tarkio College in Missouri for a year on a football scholarship before enrolling at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. He later earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Florida and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. He interned with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Rubio was elected to a seat as a city commissioner for West Miami before becoming a member of the Florida House of Representatives, where he served eight years, two as the Speaker. He was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2011. 

Rubio is married to Jeanette Dousdebes, and they have four children. He is a Catholic. 

In the News…

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida released a lengthy report presenting circumstantial evidence that an “accidental lab leak” in Wuhan, China, caused the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. The 328-page report titled “A Complex and Grave Situation,” states that the Chinese government perpetuated an “international” program of “deception,” when they theorized the virus originated in a wet market in Wuhan. 

Senator Rubio stated, “After years of censorship, there is growing evidence that some type of lab accident is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. This report, which took two years to compile, edit, and refine, is a groundbreaking look at what was happening in China during the years and months leading up to the known outbreak of the pandemic.” 

He continued, “I am grateful to the staff, fellows, and outside experts who worked to connect the dots. Their work helps fill in some critical blanks and has already contributed to other reports, hearings, and investigations. The implications are impossible to ignore: Beijing hid the truth. This report reinforces the need to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable.” 

An executive summary of the report says that “from December 2019 to October 2021, WIV researchers filed patents for inventions meant to address problems with the lab’s differential air pressure system, biocontainment equipment, and waste handling process. Any one of these problems could have allowed a pathogen to escape the lab complex. WIV researchers confirmed this by explaining that their inventions were designed to prevent precisely such a scenario.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Rubio today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Marco Rubio 
Senator from Florida 
284 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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