Republican presidential candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio declared Sunday that he has been called a “bigot” for supporting the biblical definition of marriage and explained such language is often used by the left to make millions of conservatives feel “out of place in their own country.”
In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Rubio was questioned by moderator John Dickerson about a recent 30-second televised campaign ad that features Rubio stating that the 2016 election is about “all of us who feel out of place in our own country” and the “millions with traditional values branded ‘bigots’ and ‘haters.'”
“I think people feel out of place in their own country for a number of reasons,” Rubio stated in the interview.
“Economically, we are in a country where you are told your whole life that if you go to school and get a degree, you are guaranteed the American dream, or at least a shot at the American dream, and that is not happening,” Rubio added. “You have a country where people are told that this is a country where you are going to be judged on your merits and your hard work and that is not happening. Increasingly, Americans feel out of place because it seems like the people who have access to power and influence win and everybody else is left on the outside looking in.”
Dickerson then asked Rubio who calls those who hold traditional values bigots.
“Oh my gosh, everybody on the left does,” Rubio responded. “For example, if you do not support their definition of marriage.”
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