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Rubio faces questions about GOP American Express use



Marco Rubio on Wednesday defended his use of a GOP American Express card -- noting on Good Morning American that it’s not a “credit card” -- and said that his campaign would release his statements soon.

While he has long refused to release two years of reports, Rubio asserted there was no secrecy.

“Every expense on that card is detailed in the Republican Party accounts … with the reports that they have to file with the state,” he said. “It doesn’t say who they belong to, but every expense is on there, and as we’ve said, we’ll release those reports soon.”

Rubio said he made payments on personal items monthly, but records show otherwise and Rubio made no contributions over a six-month span in 2007. Rubio also sought to explain why he liquidated a retirement account, though host George Stephanopoulos noted a refigerator is a "living expense."

Rubio also rebutted questions on Fox News, saying his personal finances make him qualified to understand everyday concerns.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:38pm]


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