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Rubio, Nelson honor Jose Fernandez with Senate resolution

Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, was killed in a boat crash on Sunday off Miami Beach.

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Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, was killed in a boat crash on Sunday off Miami Beach.

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Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson today introduced a Senate resolution honoring Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident with two friends.

“Jose Fernandez was the embodiment of the American Dream,” said Rubio. “He risked his life escaping tyranny in Cuba to seek liberty and opportunity in America. Jose was thrown in jail by the Castro regime for attempting to flee, and when his mother fell overboard into choppy waters during their journey, Jose risked his life to save her so they could arrive in America together. It is a testament to the kind of person he was. This resolution honors Jose’s life, legacy and contributions to the people and state of Florida."

Neson said, “Jose Fernandez was a remarkable young man whose talent and passion for the game of baseball brought joy to so many in South Florida. He will certainly be missed both on and off the field, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Read the resolution here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:40pm]

    

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