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Protesters Disrupt Marco Rubio Speech

Marco Rubio was ambushed Tuesday as protesters crashed a Florida delegation breakfast during his speech.

At least eight people were removed from the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, where the Florida Republican National Convention delegation is staying. A Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy said the protesters were only being warned for trespassing, but would be arrested if they returned.

“We the representatives of the working class demand the GOP stop whoring themselves out to the big-money interests … and trying to squeeze every last dime out of the working class,” shouted a man who would only identify himself as “John.”

“I want you to pay your fair share,” another woman yelled.

Rubio just rolled with the punches.

“Well I guess he’s not happy with the hotel assignment,” Rubio quipped, referencing the distance the Florida delegation is staying from downtown Tampa. “Did he eat the food?”

Rubio still managed to fire up the Florida delegation, reminding them the country is “one election away from a new beginning.”

“It’s good to get the last word Marco,” a man reminded Rubio from the audience.