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Rubio giving response to Obama in Spanish

(WASHINGTON TIMES) — Seeking to counter President Obama’s speaking skills with a great orator of their own, Republicans have tapped Sen. Marco Rubio to deliver the official GOP response to Mr. Obama’s State of the Union address next week — in both English and Spanish.

“Marco Rubio embodies the optimism that lies at the heart of the Republican vision for America,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

The move is symbolic for many reasons — not least of which is Mr. Rubio’s prominent stance in favor of legalizing illegal immigrants, which is an issue that has deeply divided the GOP.

WND note: Here is video of Rubio sparring with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., over President Obama’s foreign policy failures: