An advocate for official English in the United States says GOP
Senator Marco Rubio's Spanish and English response to the
president's State of the Union address pandered to
The Republican senator was tabbed by House Speaker John Boehner
(Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) to
deliver the response to the president's State of the Union address
because he is considered a rising star in the GOP. But party
leaders also hope that Rubio, who is of Cuban heritage, will help
make inroads with Hispanic voters, who went heavily for Obama in
last year's election.
Mauro Mujica is chairman of U.S. English, an
action group on the issue of making English the official language
of the United States. He tells OneNewsNow that Rubio speaking
Spanish is not going to woo many Hispanics to vote Republican.
"It's all part of a pandering to Hispanics, because for some
stupid reason, the GOP decided that the Hispanics don't speak any
English, when most Hispanics who are here legally speak very good
English," Mujica comments. "The Hispanics who really do not speak
good English are the illegals who don't vote anyway."
Moreover, he deems it is outrageous that the party is only
pandering to Hispanics.
"What about the Chinese, or the people who speak other
languages? I don't think [Republicans are] going to get
anymore Hispanic votes because they're translating, and, by the
way, insulting those Hispanics like myself who speak good English,"
the English advocate submits. "Why does he need to translate for
Mujica, who is a native of Chile, adds that Rubio's pandering to
Hispanics ties into his agenda to give amnesty to millions of