The Washington Post is out with an article that could knock the GOP halo off Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) head.
Short version: Rubio has been saying for years that his family fled Castro’s Cuba, part of a generation of Cubans displaced by the Communist dictator. But that’s not exactly true.
Rubio is at the top of most lists for potential VP nominee next fall and his star really couldn’t be any brighter among Republicans. But the Post found some of the story he’s told on his way up the political ladder is a little off.
From the Post:
[A] review of documents — including naturalization papers and other official records — reveals that Rubio’s dramatic account of his family saga embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 2½ years before Castro’s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year’s Day 1959.
When the Rubio family came to America, “the future Marxist dictator was in Mexico plotting a quixotic return to Cuba,” the Post writes..................................