Rubio: Khan family has a ‘First Amendment right to speak out’

Rubio: Khan family has a ‘First Amendment right to speak out’

By Nolan McCaskill (Politico) –

Marco Rubio on Monday repudiated Donald Trump’s assertion that a Gold Star father had “no right” to criticize the Republican presidential nominee.

Speaking to reporters in Clearwater, the Florida senator praised the Khan family, calling each of them a hero, but did not explicitly condemn the real estate mogul’s retaliatory remarks.

Rubio said fallen Muslim-American war hero Humayun Khan, who sacrificed his life to protect his troops in Iraq in 2004, “is a hero, for every measure,” according to a transcript provided to the Tampa Bay Times.

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