Rubio releases first TV ad: ‘What happened in Paris could happen here’

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Rubio releases first TV ad: ‘What happened in Paris could happen here’

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has released the first television ad of his Republican presidential campaign, warning Americans that the type of terror attacks that happened in Paris could happen in the United States. “This is a civilizational struggle between the values of freedom and liberty and radical Islamic terror,” Rubio says in the 30-second spot, scheduled to begin airing nationally on Tuesday. “What happened in Paris could happen here.”

These aren’t disgruntled or disempowered people. These are radical terrorists who want to kill us because we let women drive, because we let girls go to school.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Rubio said it’s obvious why the United States is a target for terror. "The United States is the ultimate prize, in their mind,“ he said. Rubio’s plan to fight them includes expanding airstrikes and embedding U.S. forces with Sunni and Kurdish forces on the ground in Syria. But Rubio added that the number of U.S. ground forces his plan calls for would not reach the levels of previous U.S. operations.

I approve this message because there can be no arrangement or negotiation. Either they win or we do.

Marco Rubio