‘Maoist, Marxist weirdos’ driving protest ‘mobs’, claims Marco Rubio
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Is the radical left hijacking the protest movement?

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has made a number of appeals for racial reconciliation and process reform since the police assassination of George Floyd weeks ago.

However, the Senator has warned about extreme elements hijacking peaceful protests throughout the same period, and as actions in the street continue, he has continued to sharply critique these elements that he sees as so far out of the mainstream that they aren’t even on the political spectrum.

Saturday morning was no exception, as the Senator decried “Maoist, Marxist weirdos” that he sees as driving action in the streets after news reports of a mob tearing down a statue of former Civil War General and United States President Ulysses S. Grant.

“Grant was literally the opposite of a confederate rebel. This shows these mobs tearing down statues have zero to do with the cause of racial equality. This is now driven by anti-American Maoist, Marxist weirdos who hate our country,” Rubio said, responding to a Newsweek article about the events in San Francisco.

Grant, according to Newsweek, was part of a three-for-one statue renovation spree. Statues of St. Junipero Serra and Francis Scott Key, whose main transgression was writing the lyrics to the National Anthem, also were relocated by mob decree.

The Senator has been unambiguous, warning of Antifa and “Boogaloo” elements looking to destabilize governments under the cover of peaceful assemblies.

“These people are violent, domestic extremists,” Rubio said three weeks ago. “and they range from Antifa groups who are radical to the left to some other groups, radical to the right. In fact, groups that I would argue don’t even belong on the political spectrum as we know it.”

“And their goal, while they are ideologically opposed to each other … they hate the police, they hate the government, and they want this country to fall apart … some of them want a Second Civil War.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • S.B. Anthony

    June 20, 2020 at 10:24 am

    “some of them want a Second Civil War.” Yes, like trump. Rubio, if you think for one second that he and his ilk wouldn’t ship you and your family back to Cuba if they could, you’re sadly mistaken.

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Stfu Marco. Your soul is in the hands of the goptrump cult sociopath leader trump! Stfu!

  • John

    June 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Name-calling just doesn’t solve the problems, and won’t make you president like Donald Trump. Instead, why don’t you step up to the plate Marco and actually represent the American people, there is obviously a systemic issue if people are turning to Marxism. Unchecked capitalism is obvious to blame here, yet you turn a blind-eye to the American people that are so finished with our leaders at this point for not fighting for average Americans and closing the inequality gap. Go back to Washington and get something done.

  • BlueHeron

    June 20, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Hey Marco, I’m surprised you didn’t say but some are good people.

    Still watching the rally and surrounding coverage.
    The venue not full. Trump not happy and has already complained.
    Took him a bit but he’s back in full rally form. The crowd is digging it.

    Meanwhile, outside there are guys who are confirmed Boogaloo Boys open carrying.
    Apparently other right wing dudes roaming around. Protesters clearly visible.
    Can’t see the left wing “anarchists”. Perhaps there are THUGS waiting.
    I hope things remain safe but anything is possible when the sun goes down.

  • James Robert Miles

    June 21, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Rubio is just another Trump butt kisser, who like Trump wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him on his waxed behind! Marco is a lousy politician who does NOT respond to his constituents correspondence but being from Cuba, doesn’t know anything about Democracy.

  • Andy

    June 21, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Rubio has been in politics since he is 26 years old . Please name any significant policy changes he has made that impact ordinary working people.
    Let me help you.0!!!!!!!

  • PeterH

    June 21, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Parroting Trump …… ‘they’re all••••••••” no Marco they’re all different. You don’t know your constituency and you’re far removed from real Americans with real problems. We’re not all the same and there are very very few communist protesting on the streets across America.

    Here is a bit of information for you and your ilk….. you will be replaced. You’ve been sitting in Washington for way too long watching Trump destroy America, wildly increase the National debt, ruining our international standing in the world and dividing America. We’re number one with COVID-19…… do you really think Florida’s senior citizens are stupid enough to visit malls and restaurants? Do you think EU members are excited to come to South Florida this winter? Are you aware that American tourist are excluded from travel abroad because of our ever increasing COVID-19 numbers?

    Our police force fear average citizens! Why ….. you might ask?!? …… because YOU Marco Rubio are in the pocket of the NRA and now that every wacko in America has an arsenal to fill a garage with amo….. the police are trigger happy….. because of YOU.

    Wake up! Young people are finished with business as usual. Start today Marco and look for gainful employment outside of Washington and Pox News. Let’s see if anyone wants your communist baiting red scare skill set.

  • Frank Rizzo

    June 21, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Marco Rubio is a despicable person. And so are all the people who voted for him.

  • Arl

    June 22, 2020 at 4:57 am

    Rubio forgot to add Trump to his list of ‘Maoist, Marxist weirdos’ driving protest ‘mobs


    June 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    The only f******g “weirdos” out there, Marco, are the incredibly stupid asses who attend Trump rallies and, including you, the f*****g Republican “weirdos” in the U.S. Senate! Get a life! And … check out the definition of “hunmanitarianism” in your f*****g Funk & Wagnalls!

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