Jake Tapper grills Marco Rubio on marriage equality: ‘You’re the candidate of yesterday’

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – who on Monday formally announced his candidacy for president – appeared on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” to discuss where he stands on a number of issues.

In his announcement, Rubio referred Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, and the candidate of “yesterday,” but on Tuesday Tapper challenged Rubio on being out of touch with voters of the subject of marriage equality.

“You are casting yourself as a candidate of a new generation, but there is an issue where you are very out of step with younger voters,” Tapper said, citing a Pew poll that showed 61 percent of young Republicans are in favor of same-sex marriage.

“On that issue, same-sex marriage, Senator, you’re the candidate of yesterday,” Tapper declared.


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