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WaPo: Marco Rubio's Flip-Flops May Weigh on Campaign

WaPo: Marco Rubio's Flip-Flops May Weigh on Campaign
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By    |   Friday, 15 May 2015 01:24 PM

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio's "shifting positions" on some issues may come back to haunt him as the 2016 campaign continues, The Washington Post reported.

"Rubio's Senate legislative résumé is dominated by a sweeping immigration reform bill that he once pushed, but no longer backs. There are other areas — national security spending, for instance — where he has also recalibrated his position," the Post wrote.

The Post also singled out a six-week flip-flop by Rubio — dubbing it "a rhetorical thicket" — on his position for entering the Iraq War, noting his comments "that he would not have ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq given the benefit of hindsight seemed at odds with his comments in March that the Iraq War was not a mistake."

Rubio told Fox News in a March interview, the Post reported, that he didn't believe entering Iraq was a flawed strategy.

"I don't believe it was. The world is a better place because Saddam Hussein doesn't run Iraq," Rubio said then, before he made his announcement that he would seek the GOP nomination for president.

The Post said that Rubio's campaign insists the Florida senator does not have two positions on Iraq.

Wrote the Post's Sean Sullivan of their explanation of his seemingly conflicting statements: "The question he received at CFR was different than the one he fielded on Fox. Still, his answers appeared to express different overarching takes on whether the invasion was justified."

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GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio's "shifting positions" on some issues may come back to haunt him as the 2016 campaign continues, The Washington Post reported.
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