Latest False Fact-checks on Marco Rubio Marco Rubio stated on October 15, 2018 in a gathering in West Miami of Ron DeSantis supporters: After Hurricane Hermine in 2016, Tallahassee "didn’t have power for weeks because (Mayor Andrew Gillum) stood in the way of crews being able to come in and restore power, because they weren’t members of the right union or something." Marco Rubio stated on April 9, 2017 in an interview on ABC "This Week": The Obama administration’s 2013 Syria proposal "had no clear objective," while Trump’s Syria strike "had a clear strategic objective." Marco Rubio stated on October 26, 2016 in a U.S. Senate debate: Says President Obama "was proposing pinprick strikes" for military intervention in Syria. Marco Rubio stated on October 4, 2016 in a Spanish-language campaign ad: Says Patrick Murphy wrongly conveyed Rubio's stance on abortion for women infected by Zika. Marco Rubio stated on September 7, 2016 in a statement by a spokeswoman: Says "Patrick Murphy is the only candidate to have voted against every measure to fund Zika." Marco Rubio stated on February 14, 2016 in comments on "Meet the Press": "There comes a point in the last year of the president, especially in their second term, where you stop nominating" both Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges. Marco Rubio stated on February 6, 2016 in the GOP primary debate in New Hampshire: Says Hillary Clinton "believes that all abortions should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child." Marco Rubio stated on January 31, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "We have more illegal immigrants here" than we did five years ago. Marco Rubio stated on November 12, 2015 in remarks to reporters in South Carolina: Says Ted Cruz "is a supporter of legalizing people that are in this country illegally" and "proposed giving them work permits." Marco Rubio stated on November 10, 2015 in the fourth GOP primary debate.: "Welders make more money than philosophers." Marco Rubio stated on October 28, 2015 in a Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo.: Says a question about his financial skills at the CNBC debate included "discredited attacks from Democrats and my political opponents." Marco Rubio stated on September 16, 2015 in the CNN GOP presidential debate: Says that President Barack Obama said an attack on Syria "was going to be a pinprick." Marco Rubio stated on July 22, 2015 in an interview on Fox News: The Iran deal says that "if any other country tries to undermine (Iran's) nuclear program, we have to help them defend themselves against Israel, Egypt, Saudis, our own allies." Marco Rubio stated on April 25, 2015 in Faith and Freedom Summit in Iowa: The United States "is not modernizing its nuclear weapons." Marco Rubio stated on April 25, 2015 in a speech at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Summit: The United States "is not building the aircraft, the long-range bombers, the additional aircraft carriers, the nuclear submarines." Marco Rubio stated on April 19, 2015 in an interview on CBS' Face the Nation: "I can tell you with certainty (cap and trade) would have a devastating impact on our economy." Marco Rubio stated on May 11, 2014 in an interview on ABC's "This Week": Human activity is not "causing these dramatic changes to our climate." Marco Rubio stated on July 26, 2013 in a statement given to the Tampa Bay Times: Common Core is being "used by the Obama Administration to turn the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board." Marco Rubio stated on July 8, 2012 in a newspaper op-ed: The health care law "adds around $800 billion of taxes on the American people. It does not discriminate between rich and poor." Marco Rubio stated on May 8, 2012 in a video statement: Democrats plan to keep student loan interest rates low "by raising taxes on small businesses, very small businesses … the kinds of small businesses that give jobs to graduates." Marco Rubio stated on February 9, 2012 in a speech at the CPAC conference: Says a U.S. Supreme Court justice suggested that some U.S. cases will be decided based on South African law. Marco Rubio stated on October 21, 2011 in a biography on his U.S. Senate website: Says his parents "came to America following Fidel Castro's takeover" of Cuba. Marco Rubio stated on June 11, 2010 in a campaign press release: "Gov. Crist's veto also clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion in Florida." Marco Rubio stated on March 28, 2010 in a U.S. Senate primary debate on FOX News Sunday: Charlie Crist "worked with Acorn" to give felons voting rights. Marco Rubio stated on March 28, 2010 in a U.S. Senate primary debate on FOX News Sunday: Did not vote for tax increases as a member of the West Miami City Commission. Marco Rubio stated on November 25, 2009 in his campaign Web site: "I have never voted for a tax increase."