Protesters removed from Marco Rubio's speech

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 08/28/2012, 11:23am

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was given a tough time by a group of hecklers during a speech he gave to Florida delegates this morning, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The senator, who will introduce Mitt Romney when he takes the stage on Thursday night, was addressing the delegates during their breakfast this morning when about 10 people started yelling at him. A woman from Palm Beach stood up during Rubio’s remarks and yelled, “The Republican agenda doesn’t work for America,” the paper reports. Delegates chanted “USA, USA” to drown out the protesters.

All the yelling didn’t stop Rubio from getting his message across, telling the group America is “one election away from a new era of prosperity.”

The hecklers were escorted out by police and banned from the building.

This follows the Illinois delegation breakfast being disrupted earlier Tuesday by three protesters who identified themselves as affiliated with MoveOn, a liberal advocacy group.