Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Marco Rubio Marco Rubio stated on November 8, 2018 in a tweet: "#Broward elections department has a history of violating the law." Marco Rubio stated on October 15, 2017 in an interview with Channel 8: "The child tax credit, if we don't do it, there will be no tax relief for working families. How much tax relief working families get under tax reform is entirely dependent on whether or not we put in place an increase to the child tax credit." Marco Rubio stated on January 27, 2017 in an interview: "In Florida, 70 percent of the people here illegally came on an airplane. They overstayed a visa." Marco Rubio stated on September 13, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Patrick "Murphy embellished, according to reports, his University of Miami academic achievement." Marco Rubio stated on August 12, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says "Marco Rubio wrote and passed bipartisan legislation allowing the VA to fire negligent workers." Marco Rubio stated on June 13, 2016 in an interview with Hugh Hewitt: "In America, radical speech is not a crime." Marco Rubio stated on May 16, 2016 in a tweet: Says he never told anyone he hated the U.S. Senate. Marco Rubio stated on February 2, 2016 in an interview in Bow, N.H.: "Ted Cruz defended a Chinese company that stole an invention from an American inventor." Marco Rubio stated on January 28, 2016 in a Republican debate in Iowa on Fox News: "I have never supported cap and trade." Marco Rubio stated on January 14, 2016 in Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C.: Under Ted Cruz’s tax plan, "businesses will now have to pay 16 percent on the money they make. They will also have to pay 16 percent on the money they pay their employees." Marco Rubio stated on December 13, 2015 in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press": "Three or four countries" out of roughly 60 in the anti-ISIS coalition "are providing military force." Marco Rubio stated on September 20, 2015 in an interview on "This Week.": "We had a three-hour debate, no discussion about the national debt, very little about the economy." Marco Rubio stated on August 18, 2015 in a speech at the Iowa State Fair: "We have an Army that just cut 40,000 spots." Marco Rubio stated on August 6, 2015 in comments at a GOP debate in Cleveland: Says that Donald Trump "supported Charlie Crist." Marco Rubio stated on August 6, 2015 in comments at a GOP debate in Cleveland: "This is the most generous country in the world when it comes to immigration. There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States." Marco Rubio stated on July 22, 2015 in an appearance on 'Fox & Friends': "Forty percent of people in this country, illegally, are overstaying visas." Marco Rubio stated on May 1, 2015 in the National Review Forum: "We have a legal immigration system in America that accepts 1 million people a year, legally. No other country in the world even comes close to that." Marco Rubio stated on March 24, 2015 in a Senate floor speech: "Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still declined by a dangerous 12 percent." Marco Rubio stated on January 12, 2015 in a book: Administrative employees at colleges and universities have "more than doubled over the last 25 years, outpacing the growth of students by more than 2 to 1." Marco Rubio stated on December 17, 2014: "The reason why Cubans don't have access to 21st century telecommunications — like smart phones, like access to the Internet — is because it is illegal in Cuba." Marco Rubio stated on December 17, 2014 in a press conference: In the U.S. agreement with the Cuban government, "no commitment was made to allowing the establishment of political parties or to even begin the semblance of a transition to a democracy." Marco Rubio stated on April 25, 2014 in a speech to the NRA: "No other country has a constitutional right" like the Second Amendment. Marco Rubio stated on January 8, 2014 in a speech: Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent." Marco Rubio stated on January 6, 2014 in a video: "In my home state, nearly one in five Floridians live in poverty." Marco Rubio stated on November 20, 2013 in a speech at American Enterprise Institute: "The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs." Marco Rubio stated on February 12, 2013 in GOP response to Obama's State of the Union: "I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in." Marco Rubio stated on January 12, 2013 in an interview: The United States has "an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill." Marco Rubio stated on August 26, 2012 in an interview on 'Face the Nation': "There is an increasing amount of evidence from public polling that the highest number of Americans ever identify themselves as pro-life." Marco Rubio stated on January 31, 2012 in a TV interview: "No candidate has run more negative ads in American history than Barack Obama did in 2008, especially in the general.’’ Marco Rubio stated on July 17, 2011 in interview on CBS's "Face the Nation": "We have not had unemployment this high for this long since the Great Depression."