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Rubio blasts Clinton: No ‘meaningful’ foreign policy wins

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday blasted 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying she had not accomplished any lasting victories during her tenure as secretary of State.

{mosads}“We cannot ignore she was the secretary of State during the first four years of the Obama presidency and has virtually no meaningful achievements to show for it,” Rubio told host Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“On the contrary, whether it’s the reset in Russia, or our response to Benghazi, or everything in between, the Obama foreign policy during the Clinton years especially, as secretary of State, have been a disaster for America,” he added.

Rubio argued that a Clinton presidency would carry these failed policies further into the future. The 2016 GOP presidential candidate argued that drastic change was needed to restore lost U.S. prestige.

“Today, our allies trust us less,” he said. “Our enemies fear us less. And America has less influence in the world than it did four to six years ago.”

“I believe I’m positioned to help lead this country to this new American century,” Rubio claimed.

“The presidency’s a big job and I’m prepared for that,” he added.

Rubio argued Democrats were mistaken if they placed all their trust in Clinton’s campaign. The much-more crowded Republican field, he claimed, offered Americans a better array of candidates.

“We have a strong field of quality people that are running,” said Rubio.

“I think the Democrats are struggling to find one and we have eight or nine,” he said of each party’s 2016 candidates.

“And I think we’re going to be a better party for it,” Rubio concluded. “I think America’s going to get a better president for it.”

Rubio announced his presidential campaign last Monday in Miami. He joined Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.) as the declared Republican entrants into next year’s race.

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