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WaPo: Did Marco Rubio tick off Connie Mack in Colombia?



The Washington Post has this item about Marco Rubio and Connie Mack IV at the Summit of Americas in Colombia:

...Sen. Marco Rubio (D-Fla.) touched off the moment of discord when his meeting with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera went longer than scheduled. Rubio appeared plenty pleased with the tete-a-tete, dispatching a press release announcing the fact that he had hand-delivered a letter from the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White criticizing the Castro regime’s human-rights record.

Look, he’s meeting with world leaders! How very vice-presidential of him, no?

But the longer-than-expected meeting apparently didn’t sit well with Rubio’s fellow Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack, who was leading the bipartisan delegation of House members. The group of lawmakers was told that their meeting had been pushed back 15 minutes to allow Rubio to finish up with Piñera.

Rather than have the group of House members cool their heels while Rubio finished up his chat, we hear that Mack simply pulled the plug on the scheduled meeting. ...A Mack spokeswoman chalked up the canceled meeting to “significant demands on everyone’s schedules” and said her boss hoped to get another chance to talk to the Chilean leader...

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[Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:17pm]


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