U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio took to national airwaves Tuesday with increasingly familiar warnings of a potential Marxist menace in the Senate race in Georgia.
The Senator, on Tuesday’s edition of the Guy Benson Show on Fox News Radio, reiterated criticisms of the Rev. Raphael Warnock as cozying up to communists.
Warnock is one of two Democrats challenging Republican incumbents in the Peach State, and Rubio has repeatedly messaged on how a church Warnock pastored at in the 1990s hosted Cuban strongman Fidel Castro. Tuesday’s radio hit was no exception.
“Castro gave an anti-American speech, blasting and ripping the country right there in Harlem, attacking the United States,” Rubio said, noting that Warnock has not renounced that decision by his former church.
“When he was asked the question, he should have said ‘I repudiate Fidel Castro and all he stands for,'” Rubio said. “You know why he doesn’t do it?”
“I can’t tell you what he believes about Fidel Castro,” Rubio said. “But what I am certain of is this. The reason why he won’t do it and why others like him won’t do it is they want the people who think Fidel Castro is a great guy to vote for them.
“They want the people who associate with Marxism and socialism to vote for them,” Rubio added, saying that “there are people who are Marxists and socialists who are key parts of the donor base of the Democratic Party.”
“Not just fringe members,” Rubio added. “These are the people on magazine covers, who raise a lot of money online. These are the influencers, the people who the media pays attention to.”
“I can’t tell you whether he sympathizes with Castro or not,” Rubio added, but “I can tell you that the people who sympathize with Castro, Marxism and socialism, he wants their vote. He needs their vote in order to win.”
Rubio’s comments cover much the same ground as those of Sen. Rick Scott, who said Monday that Warnock was a “Marxist or socialist.” Scott’s National Republican Senatorial Committee is also making similar arguments about “Radical Raphael.”
Expect more along these lines from the duo, and presumably other Florida Republicans, in the news cycles headed up to the Jan. 5 runoff elections.