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EXCLUSIVE: This week’s edition of Fox New Digital’s “Election Spotlight” features midterm candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and his exclusive take on his matchup with Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. ., Biden’s student loan document, and why he thinks he should stay in the Florida Senate.
Representative Val Demings did not respond to multiple requests from Fox News Digital to appear on this series.
What’s your stance on President Biden’s student loan document?
Rubio“It’s illegal, it’s unfair, and it doesn’t solve the underlying problem. The student loan system is broken and needs reform. But this one-time cancellation is totally unfair to the 87% of Americans who had loans and responsibly paid them off or decided not to go to college in the first place Biden doesn’t have the power to cancel over $600 billion in student loans in one gulp featherweight, and he and Nancy Pelosi conceded it before.
“The Biden bailout also doesn’t bring change for Americans taking out a loan tomorrow. It’s a quick political fix for a long-term political problem, and I have bipartisan ideas that I’ve been pushing for years. My Loans Act would eliminate federal interest rates on student loans, replacing them with a one-time, non-compounding finance charge payable over the life of the loan.Val Demings’ support for loan bailout Biden’s student proves she will always be by his side blue state donors on the interests of Florida families.”
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How do you respond to President Biden’s comments that he doesn’t respect MAGA Republicans?
Rubio“So much for ‘unity.’ you when Barack Obama accused Republicans of ‘clinging to their guns and their religion’? Well, Biden goes one step further, suggesting that anyone who disagrees with his radical agenda is a fascist.”
“Val Demings says she’s running to represent all of Florida, but she’s never once dismissed Joe Biden’s agenda or his rhetoric.”
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Why should voters choose you over your opponent?
Rubio“I get things done for Florida whether there’s a Republican or a Democrat in power. Demings didn’t write a single substantive piece of legislation.”
“When the pandemic hit, I created the Paycheck Protection Program, saving over half a million Florida small businesses and six million Florida jobs. Meanwhile, Val Demings was auditioning for being Joe Biden’s vice president and doing absolutely nothing to help Floridians through this crisis.”
“I also fought against some members of my own party to double the child tax credit for working families, which has proven beneficial especially for low-income communities. I created accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and empowered millions of veterans exposed to I drove historic levels of funding to Everglades restoration efforts, including improving water quality and managing invasive species, which has even led the New York Times to call me “the most vigorous national park champion in the Senate”. I expanded treatment options for children battling cancer and successfully protected low-income Florida housing tenants from sleepy landlords.”
“Unlike Val Demings who votes with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time, I have already voted against my party when it was in the best interest of Floridians.”
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What are the most important issues for Floridians and how will you address them if elected?
Rubio: “It costs far too much to raise a family, and we need to have good jobs here to make it more affordable. We should encourage young Americans to attend business and technical schools, eliminating the false perception that you need a college degree (and massive debt) to succeed. We can also incentivize corporations to bring good jobs back to the U.S. Right now, we’re far too dependent on China for the things we need. needed in this country. Everything from minerals in batteries to active ingredients in our medicines are flowing through China. Not only is it dangerous, but it means fewer jobs in America and weakened national security.
“We have the power to restore the American dream that I enjoyed, and Florida needs a senator who knows how to put that power to use.”
If you could enact just one new law today, what would it be and why?
Rubio: “Last year, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House “flags problematic messages” for Big Tech companies. In a world where social media serves as a public square, there should be no coordination between these companies and the federal government.”
“I introduced the PRESERVE Online Speech Act to fight coordinated censorship and require technology companies to disclose any U.S. or foreign government requests or recommendations regarding content moderation. Americans should know when governments – especially theirs – asking or pressuring internet companies to censor legal speech.”
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“As I wrote in a Fox News op-ed last year, transparency is key, but it alone won’t change the toxic role Big Tech and social media companies are playing in our national politics. My DISCOURSE ACT would remove Big Tech’s special legal protections, known as Section 230. If Big Tech is going to censor some viewpoints or amplify others, then it should be treated like any other industry. of special treatment.
Check back next week for another edition of Election Spotlight to hear from the candidates on the election this fall.