Friday, December 28, 2012

Rubio presses Obama on Russian adoption ban

Marco Rubio releases a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, condemning Vladimir Putin's support for a ban on U.S. citizens adopting Russian children.

“I’m deeply concerned by President Putin’s announcement that he will sign the ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans, and urge the Obama Administration to forcefully condemn this action. Over the last decade, tens of thousands of loving American couples have adopted Russian orphans, providing unconditional love, support and a quality of life otherwise unimaginable in Russia’s crowded orphanages.

.... The Obama Administration should make clear that we will not tolerate orphaned children being treated as political pawns.”

Here's something I didn't know -- Steve Jobs was adopted! Of course, his birth parents weren't Russian, but if they were and if this ban were in place, we might have the iSickle. Of course, the other possibility is that he could have become a world class gymnast.