In an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, took aim at China, putting the Asia nation in the same category with other “tyrannies” in the world, which he said was the root cause of instability in the world.
“Look around the world today,” Rubio said. “Every source of instability on this planet is created by a tyranny. It’s the North Koreans, the Chinese, the Russians, radical Islamists and Iran. What do all five of them have in common? They are all tyrannies. None of them are democracies obviously.”
“In Moscow, if you oppose Putin you wind up poisoned or dead,” he added. “In China, there’s well-documented human rights abuses. North Korea is horrifying, what happens there. We all know about ISIS. We all know about Iran.”
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