Florida Sen. Rubio cancels speech at CPAC, citing ‘family issue’

ORLANDO, Fla. — CPAC was supposed to be headlined Saturday by remarks from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but the Florida Republican was removed from the agenda at the last minute, an official with the conference confirmed. The senator tweeted later that he to cancel his talk at the Orlando convention of conservatives because of “an unexpected family issue.” “I was really looking forward to it,” Rubio said in a tweet. “But as I told (CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp) they should move CPAC to Florida permanently.” Rubio wasn’t added to the speakers’ list until Friday. He has gone out of his way to stay in ex…

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