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Senator Rubio Holds News Conference From Afghanistan

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226595689By Tom Tillison
Florida Political Press

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced today that he and six other Senators just ended a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. On the trip, Senator Rubio was joined by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Richard Burr (NC), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron Johnson (WI) and Pat Toomey (PA).

While traveling in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Senator Rubio met with U.S. troops, military officials and political leaders to discuss political, economic and security issues affecting bilateral relations, including General David Petraeus and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

On Sunday in Afghanistan, Senator Rubio visited the Kabul Military Training Center which is the largest training base in the country for Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers. At the center, Senator Rubio spoke with several ANA soldiers.

Senator Rubio also had the privilege and honor of meeting Floridians serving their country overseas. Their efforts and sacrifices are ensuring that Florida and America are more secure. Senator Rubio returns to Florida on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Senator Rubio held a conference call with Florida reporters;


Tom Tillison


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