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PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Marco Rubio at CPAC



 PolitiFact Florida is fact-checking some of the claims made by Florida's political leaders at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

We looked at two statements from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio

"So the majority of Americans are conservatives," Rubio said Feb. 9, 2012. "They believe in things like the Constitution. I know that’s weird to some people, but they believe in it. Of course, if you listen to one of our Supreme Court Justices recently she believes that. ...’’

At this point, the audience interrupted Rubio with boos.

"Yeah," Rubio continued. "Let me just say if you are an appellate lawyer, you need to brush up on your South African law because that is how some cases apparently are going to be decided here going forward. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah -- America."

We fact-checked two claims from that passage: that the majority of Americans are conservatives, and that a Supreme Court justice wants to decide cases based on South African law. Read our reports here and here


[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:16pm]


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