At CPAC, Rubio Grins At Audience Waterboarding Comment (VIDEO)

February 18, 2010 6:44 a.m.

Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio opened CPAC this morning, his speech peppered with standing ovations from the crowd. When he spoke about capturing terrorists, one audience member had a suggestion.

“Waterboard them!” the man yelled.

Rubio smiled, and the audience laughed.

“We will capture them,” he went on. “We will get useful information from them,” he said, to more laughter.“And then we will bring them to justice in front of a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay,” he said, at which point the crowd erupted into cheers.


Rubio is a darling of the conservative movement for challenging Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican primary.

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