Rubio: Biden 'doesn't have the strength' to stand up to ANTIFA, Progressives

Rubio: Biden 'doesn't have the strength' to stand up to ANTIFA, Progressives

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
August 17, 2020

As the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention begins this Monday, Trump Victory held a tele-press conference with Florida Senator Marco Rubio and reporters, where Rubio expectedly cast shade on Democratic presidential nominee Joe. Biden’s candidacy, specifically his lack of “strength” in standing up against “radical” Progressives from within his political party.

“He doesn’t have the strength to face this type of challenge,” said Rubio, adding that Biden didn’t have the strength to stand up against Progressives in his party.

During the Q & A portion of the call, Rubio was asked what it said about Biden’s “refusal to formally denounce” ANTIFA and the widespread anarchy and violence the group has been responsible for over since George Floyd’s death earlier this year.

Rubio continued to push the narrative that Biden does not have the strength or the “willingness to confront” ANTIFA if he is elected president in November.

Q: Senator Rubio, considering what's happening around the country with all the protests, ANTIFA attacks, protests, if you would, what does it say about President Joe Biden's refusal to formally denounce the terror group if you would?

RUBIO: Well, let me be clear there's nothing wrong with protests. It says cherished American right and no matter where you fall on an issue, you most certainly have a right to protest but you don't have a right to do is try to firebomb a federal court.

What they don't have a right to do is to try to assault police officers. What you don't have a right to do, is to use a protest as an excuse to carry out criminality. All those triggers are more of the same behavior, including people on the other side of the ideological spectrum.

But no matter the ideology, whoever is threatening or is bombing courthouses or threatening the lives or putting in danger the lives of law enforcement officials and innocent people, they need to be confronted.

 And I think the unwillingness to confront them, says a lot. I think, frankly, part of it is fear of upsetting elements in the democratic base that will turn against him. I think part of it is that. I think part of it is just a lack of strength about confronting the challenge that it poses and the criticism that comes from doing so.

So, I think that’s what is says and I think there’s real questions. I have very serious doubts that if Joe Biden is president of the United States, there is going to be the strength in the White House to say that no matter what side of whatever the underlying issue may be, taking to the streets to commit acts of anarchy and violence is not excusable and needs to be confronted and solved.

And in communities where mayors and local officials refuse to do so, especially where there are federal buildings are being threatened, the federal government doesn’t just have a right, it has an obligation to protect those buildings, and protect those facilities, and to protect our personnel. And so, if he won’t even condemn it, he most certainly won’t do anything against it. 

The latest CNN poll shows that Biden's double-digit lead over President Trump having. been cut down to 4-points.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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