Marco Rubio insists it’s Val Demings whose views on abortion are extreme

He deemed a vote for abortion rights as defined by the House as 'outrageous.'

Sen. Marco Rubio said it’s his Democratic opponent, Val Demings, holds an extreme view on abortion.

“I believe innocent human life is worthy of the protection of our laws, but I have voted and would vote for bills, if I were in the state legislature that had restrictions because I’m in support of any bill that saves lives,” Rubio said.

“The overwhelming majority of abortions occur outside of some of these commonly discussed. I know it’s not a majority position, many people probably don’t agree with me, you probably couldn’t pass it and that’s why Florida did a four-month. But I certainly think what Florida passed, something I would have voted for while I was in the Legislature, is a very reasonable law, after four months. But people like Val Demings believe abortion should be paid by taxpayers, at any time, including potentially the day the child is due for delivery. That’s an outrageous position because, and you have to have that position if you’re endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL the way she is.”

The comments came as part of an interview with NBC 6’s Jackie Nespral where he discussed a range of issues. The incumbent Republican made clear he plans to dig in on support for further regulating abortion in the wake of the Florida Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, even as Demings and Democrats make clear an intent to use the issue to energize their own base in the midterm elections.

For her part, Demings has said she supports the right to have an abortion “up to the time of viability of the fetus” based on consultation with a physician.

Rubio appeared to base his characterization on her vote in Congress in favor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which goes much farther in protecting a legal right to an abortion.

He also suggested that while his position wasn’t extreme — Rubio recently said he supported restricting abortion even in cases of rape and incest — he favors the decision being handled differently by each state at the moment.

“There’s nothing in the Constitution about abortion and that’s all the Supreme Court said,” Rubio said.

“The Supreme Court said there’s nothing in the Constitution about abortion. This is an issue that needs to be decided at the state legislative level just like anything else. In fact, before she passed away, Ruth Bader Ginsburg made the same argument in some ways. She argued had that process been allowed to continue, America would have found closure one way or the other on that issue. And Roe v. Wade sort of stepped in, invented a constitutional right that didn’t exist, and created 40 years of division over that issue. So now states will decide. New York going to have different abortion laws.  in Florida, abortions are illegal after four months.”

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


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  • Tom

    September 4, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Marco is correct.

    Dems like Dem, Dum Dumings support abortion up to the 9th month, and after birth. Just gruesome.

    The House and Senate Dems voted for that.

    Just the facts!

    • Val Demings

      September 4, 2022 at 3:43 pm

      ^ It’s not too late to abort this guy. Yeah need VERY late term abortions for people like this. Vote for me and Charlie and we will make it happen.

      • katherine

        September 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

        The same I will say about you, Congresswoman.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 3:52 pm

      @Tom: As easy as it is to see that the sky is blue…it’s even easier to see that Satan has you buddy. You better seek help from the Lord Jesus or you’re gonna burn in hell. I can tell you right now you’re going to hell if you don’t repent and turn from your evil.

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 4:39 pm

        Pastor piss pants, and Dum Dum Demings, does the sanctity of life offend you both?
        Or is it just your lives not to abort, but any other you choose ok?

        Go fuck yourselves, pieces of shit!
        You aborton bastards!

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 4:40 pm

        Two frauds, nice try.
        I’ll take my chances!
        Bring it on Dum Dum Demings.

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 4, 2022 at 4:57 pm

          Calling a man of God a fraud on top of being a liar and and a supporter of greedy crooks? Oh you definitely gonna burn in screaming hell buddy you gonna burn.

          • Tom

            September 4, 2022 at 5:14 pm

            Go F yourself!
            No man of God, who preaches sanctity of life would attack like the fraud you are.
            Dumings, the Dem house and 49 Dem Senators voted to support abortion at birth and after. You own it piss pants.
            Stench, I don’t take prisoners, as your dealing with a legend!

            Your fraud flopped. Blood on your cloth!

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 4:54 pm

        Pastor piss pants, sanctity of life don’t mean much.

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 4, 2022 at 4:59 pm

          You going to burn in hell when you die for what you’ve said, what you’ve done, and who you CHOOSE to be. May God have mercy on your wretched misrable soul. Satan is gonna peel your skin off for eternity.

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 4, 2022 at 5:38 pm

          1) I’m pro life so you are a vicious liar and false accuser.
          2) You just cursed a man of God and at the same time you called yourself a legend. Pride goes before the fall. I can tell that you are a hellbound wretch. You gonna burn in the hottest part of hell you monster…

    • Mr. Haney

      September 4, 2022 at 9:20 pm

      Facts don’t seem to be your forte.

  • Hope

    September 4, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    – Republican voter registrations are gaining on the Democrat registered voters in Pennsylvania, an indictment on Fetterman.

    – Georgia’s Warnock is reduced to having to scurry for campaign funds in Florida as his funds are being depleted by having to pay attorney fees for lawsuits filed against him. Herschel Walker is gaining in the polls rapidly even ahead of Warnock.

    – Val Demings doesn’t have a record to run on so her only campaign strategy is abortion. Marco Rubio is ahead in the polls by double digits.

    • What are you smoking?

      September 4, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      Are you getting your news from OAN or Truth social. None of any of what you posted there has any basis in reality. Sounds like the wishful thinking of a MAGA addled brain.

      • Hope

        September 4, 2022 at 4:28 pm

        Hot off the press from MSNBC!

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 5:59 pm

        Walker wins by 6%, no problem.
        Warnock is a fraud like above Sandell !
        No biggie.

    • Joe Corsin

      September 4, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      @Hope(less): You don’t know your bung hole 🍩 from your puckered lips 💋 you neo nazi clown.🤡

      • Hope

        September 4, 2022 at 5:14 pm

        Quite the eloquent polished rebuttal…

        PolitiFact gives it 1,000 Pinocchio’s

        • Elliott Offen

          September 4, 2022 at 5:32 pm

          @Hope: Trump had 40,000 Pinocchios when he was president…the worst of them being The Big Pinocchio…and you still think he’s great. Your credibility is non-existent…

          • Hope

            September 4, 2022 at 6:04 pm

            Take it up with my voice recognition I don’t yell at it like you do.

    • Impeach Biden

      September 4, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      Val does have a record and she has voted what Pelosi tells her to do. Most Floridian’s don’t like Pelosi. It will all come out shortly. Val will have to defend the most incompetent administration since the Jimmy Carter years.

      • Charlie Crist

        September 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm

        Biden is not bad. He’s not great like OBAMA was but he’s not bad either. Coming from someone who gives TRUMP high marks… suffice to say your judgement isn’t to be taken seriously.

        • Impeach Biden

          September 4, 2022 at 5:39 pm

          Obama great. That is some funny shit right there.🤣

          • Tom

            September 4, 2022 at 5:56 pm

            As usual idiot Elliot and Joey distract, deceive and demean.

            This is about Dumings, House Dems and 49 Senators voting for after birth abortion! Save the B.S.

            They are the extremists.

        • Hope

          September 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

          News media deems Biden’s “dark speech” a huge political misstep!

          Democrat Party candidates are in panic mode.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 4, 2022 at 5:54 pm

            It’s the Democratic Party…not democrat party. How much can you really know and understand if you can’t even get the name of the gd party correct!?!?!?

    • marylou

      September 4, 2022 at 6:17 pm

      Don’t fall for Rube’s attempt to distract from his plan to rob retirees of their Social Security and Medicare.

      While Rube steals from the elderly, Demings has a long history of being tough on crime, FUNDING the police, middle class tax cuts, and affordable housing so that businesses can keep employees.

      Just like Ketchup King, all Republicans have is lies and distractions.

    • marylou

      September 5, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      Rubio also supports forcing women to get permission from a man to have an abortion—— like the woman is his private property—What will women need permission to do next?

      • marylou

        September 5, 2022 at 1:28 pm

        * same article

  • Tom

    September 4, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Yeah right. Your 2 cent sermons are offensive.
    Your demonization is the devil!
    Your attacks ain’t a man of God period!
    Go preach in your closet.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      YOU..YOU are offensive and your mind is a dark pit of lies. I’m here to tell you that you need Jesus or you are gonna burn. I’m doing you a favor…and you turn around and curse me and pour forth insults? Satan has got you buddy…this is obvious..this is obvious.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Just listen to yourself insult people who try to bring you to the Lord. You’re a brawler, a liar, and a nasty nasty man. Just wait till you pay for what you’ve done. You gonna cook in the lake of burning sulfur is what you’re going to do if you don’t repent and turn away from Satan. You ought to be ashamed. You’re a sick man!

  • Jerry

    September 4, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    The House bill went even FURTHER than Roe v Wade. Roe allowed certain abortion restrictions. It allowed partial birth abortions to be banned. It allowed the states to put in specific safeguards and regulations. etc..

    The Democrats are voting for bills that don’t allow ANY restrictions. They don’t have ANY regulations. California is even allowing post-natal abortions. Which means you even technically abort the child after it’s born! This is extreme. Even the most liberal and gender-neutral countries in Europe do not have such radical laws.

    • Tom

      September 4, 2022 at 6:13 pm

      The Senate bill allowed after birth, 9th month!

    • marylou

      September 4, 2022 at 6:42 pm

      THE PEOPLE TELLING YOU THIS GARBAGE ARE LYING TO YOU!!! Doctors are not doing abortions at the 9th month—-or after a baby is born. Women don’t want that idiocy.

      The people making up this crap want to ban contraceptives——their goal is to get you all excited so that you will help them. If they haven’t done it yet, they will soon start preaching to you about the “contraceptive mentality”—- telling you that birth control leads to abortion and all kinds of behavior that you need to help them end.

      They are fakes using religion to force everyone to conform to their ideas of what the world should be. They break the Ten Commandments all the time with their lies. Stop listening to them.

  • marylou

    September 4, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    It’s Marco with the extreme views–banning abortion in cases of rape and incest– even for little girls. Demings’ views are in-line with the overwhelming majority of voters.

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    YOU..YOU are offensive and your mind is a dark pit of lies. I’m here to tell you that you need Jesus or you are gonna burn. I’m doing you a favor…and you turn around and curse me and pour forth insults? Satan has got you buddy…this is obvious..this is obvious.

  • marylou

    September 4, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Marco, Read a history book (before Ron bans them):
    Ginsburg thought there was a Constitutional right to abortion, but that it should have been decided as a woman’s right–not a doctor’s right (to practice, as in Roe). Ginsburg thought legislation was heading in the right direction, and thought the most extreme bans should be the first ones for the court to decide.

    The word “abortion” is not in the Constitution because the Constitution is not a medical textbook. And, modern abortions weren’t invented yet! Benjamin Franklin published an abortion recipe in his math textbook that was used by women and girls in their own homes. Alito held a seance to speak directly with 13th and 17th century witch hunters to uncover exactly what the Founders thought about the topic.

  • Tom

    September 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Dum Dumings is for 9th month and after birth abortion!
    Mary who, you are demented. 70% of the public oppose late term abortion. Period. Stop your lying.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      Satan has you good buddy. You gonna roast…I mean COOK in burning, puking, screaming hell for eternity buddy you better believe it. You better repent and change your ways.

    • marylou

      September 4, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      You are just attempting to smear all abortions by talking about “late term” abortions. That is starting to not work, as people are learning a lot more about abortion as a result of Dobbs.

      Voters did not want Roe overturned. They don’t want women and girls to have fewer rights than their grandmothers had. They don’t want politicians running their families. That’s not the American way. Voters are using their ballots to tell the government to get out of their healthcare and lives.

  • Claude Kirk the younger

    September 4, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    The RNC should have pushed Rubio out about 4 years ago. Demmings is too strong for the RNC to keep the seat. Rubio will be lucky if he gets the win.

  • Tom

    September 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Scratch my ass!

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 7:49 pm

      Insulting God, insulting Gods children, mocking the word of God. Oh you gonna get your ass scratched alright. Cruel inhumanities will be heaped on you as you rot in the abyss forever. Until then, you just enjoy God’s punishments for what you’re already doing. I’m telling you…it’s coming. Nobody escapes God almighty.

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 8:18 pm

        Ok Joey, Elliot moron.
        Scratch my other side now!
        Shut up! Whose plugging your rectum in the rectum!

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 4, 2022 at 8:43 pm

          You’re not going to be saying all those stupid things and making false accusations when your skin is being repeatedly burned off your body buddy you better quit while you are ahead. You gonna burn buddy you gonna freakin burn in hell.

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 10:05 pm

        Shut the F up!

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 5, 2022 at 12:12 am

          You would curse a man of God. You are a low life scoundrel. Even conservative Republicans shun your kind.

  • Tom

    September 4, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Dumb ass!
    How’s the rectum.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 4, 2022 at 9:43 pm

      You’re a sick man.. quite possibly a latent homosexual because always talking about butt hole. God’s got your number buddy and this is apparent. No self respecting conservative would have anything to do with you. Just trash in need of incineration by Almighty God. You gonna burn in screaming hell buddy.

      • Hope

        September 4, 2022 at 10:15 pm

        You should change your name to “Political Puppet” you are no pastor.

      • Tom

        September 4, 2022 at 10:24 pm

        Kids my ass corsin, Elliot.
        You cannot defeat me!
        Go find your rectums.

        • Joe Corsin

          September 4, 2022 at 10:44 pm

          How was your 12th birthday party last year?

          • Tom

            September 5, 2022 at 9:26 am

            Retarded corsin, you and Elliot are not in my league.

          • Joe Corsin

            September 5, 2022 at 9:39 pm

            If someone is in your league..that’s a bad sign 😆

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 4, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    You are probably going to hell too Hope. Stupidity is not an excuse that the Lord God Almighty will accept on judgement day. Satan might end up cooking your walnut brain in your brittle skull, and God only knows what other VULGAR abuses will be heaped on you in screaming hell. Repent.

  • Hope

    September 4, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Pastor of the Church of Satan.

    • Pastor Sandell

      September 5, 2022 at 12:16 am

      That would be DONALD TRUMP!! And for following such a filthy rotten monger and crook, you just might be raped in hell. Hot coals will be crammed up your private parts afterwards.

      • Hope

        September 5, 2022 at 1:12 am

        …And the reason Democrats, NPAs, and minorities are registering Republican and will win in November. They are tired of the hate, mismanagement, demonizing, moral decay, and diabolical schemes. Enjoy your final two months because the Red Wave will wash away your destruction.

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 5, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Trump chicanery and lies are moral decay…and he never goes one hour without insults. This snake oil salesmen is not a man of God but a charlatan. And YOU are a liar.. gonna roast in hell if you don’t break free from the grip of orange Satan. Gonna bake in the dark pit of screaming and eternal misery.

  • Charlotte Greenbarg

    September 5, 2022 at 7:44 am

    This is what Democrats support. Abortion up to birth. No civilized person could support them
    “ “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” he continued. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”. National Review quoting former VA Governor Northam.

    • MAGA Forever!!!

      September 5, 2022 at 8:16 am

      t’s time to push harder. Tell the governor you want him to act NOW to stop all abortion. He’s not doing enough!! After the election is not soon enough. Tell him now.

      Make sure every Republican running for office is ON RECORD for their position about abortion. Pressure them to move more quickly and loudly. They must make this a central point of their campaigns. Call them out when their stance is too weak. Call out any who backpedal and talk about exceptions of any kind.

      Then tell them to always support our TRUE PRESIDENT as he battles persecution from the non-believers.

      • Tom

        September 5, 2022 at 9:29 am

        Ok dumb ass Joey/Idiot Elliott.
        Shut the hell up! Damnation conquers all, salvation saves all!

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 5, 2022 at 9:37 am

          Damnation conquers? You are here calling everyone every name in the book. It is you who is damning people. You gonna rot in hell for your lies and hypocrisy you monster.

          • Tom

            September 5, 2022 at 9:56 am

            You have been flocked in public many times, your rectum showing!

            Will be flocked again, with pathetic corsin and idiot Elliot! All your rectums exposed.

            Truly, truly I say unto you, the wages of sin is death! You support 9th month abortion, after birth.
            Gruesome, fake cloth!

          • Pastor Sandell

            September 5, 2022 at 1:08 pm

            You are a sick animal Tom. You’d be shot and killed if you acted in such a way in public.

    • Tom

      September 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

      Yes they do Charlotte! Correct
      Dumings, and chameleon do.
      49 Dem Senators did as well !

      • Tom

        September 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm

        Law enforcement been notified.

        • Pastor Sandell

          September 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

          Law enforcement hates you clowns because of J6 and cheerleading for criminals like Trump. You probably being watched already…

  • Webster’s anyone?

    September 5, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Idiot. Get a dictionary. I think you meant flogging but who can tell wit your limited grasp of English.

    Flocking is what you do to fake christmas trees in Florida to pretend it snows here.

    • Tom

      September 5, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, will flog you, after your rectum is exposed. No problem.

  • rosita

    September 5, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Little Marco, even called out by Tramp during the debate for Little Marco not bothering to vote in the Senate. Little Marco, there’s nothing in the Bible about abortion being wrong, dummy. Moreover, the US Constitution doesn’t address nuclear weapons either; those “original meaning” Justices are snake oil salespersons – under there BS view women can’t vote and slavery is fine. What a bunch of bullshit – raped girls forced to give birth to a rapist’s kid. Marco – FUYCSMF!

  • Don’t Look Up

    September 6, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Young people and women are registering to vote in large numbers …. up 20% in some states. Florida’s young women need to pay attention. DeSantis is silent on abortion laws but you can count on a plethora of draconian “Handmaid’s Tale” laws coming in the days after the election if you allow DeSantis to win in 2020.


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