Sen. Rubio Defends U.S. Aid To Central American Countries Following Trump’s Threats To Reduce Funding

The Hill: Rubio defends U.S. aid to Honduras and Guatemala: ‘Helps us more than them’
“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday pushed back against President Trump’s threat to cut off aid to Honduras and Guatemala over the caravan of migrants approaching the U.S. border. ‘I understand instinct to cut U.S. aid to punish countries for failing to stop illegal migration. But our aid to #Honduras & #Guatemala isn’t cash,’ Rubio wrote on Twitter. ‘It’s primarily equipment & training to stop drugs headed to U.S. & to deal with the gangs causing people to leave those countries’…” (Keller, 10/23).

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