Matt Lewis

Marco Rubio pushes back at Colin Powell’s diversity criticism of Republican Party

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor

Appearing on “The Andrea Tantaros Show” this morning, Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back at Colin Powell’s contention on “Meet the Press” that the GOP has “a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party.”

“I disagree with General Powell’s assessment of the Republican Party today,” Rubio said.

“The Republican Party is the party that [has] placed two Hispanics in the U.S. Senate,” Rubio told Tantaros, “and we have an African-American senator in the United States Senate.”

Rubio and Tantaros also discussed his immigration proposal.

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