Bow, N.H., Feb. 3 – Rubio credits his father and grandfather with shaping his views about people with disabilities.
“The two most influential men growing up in my life were my father and my grandfather. They both happened to be disabled,” presidential candidate Marco Rubio said in Bow, New Hampshire on Wednesday.
Rubio said his grandfather raised seven kids in Cuba without the use of his leg following developing polio as a young child, after which a bus accident further hurt the leg.
“You can imagine how difficult it was in a developing country for a disabled man to find work,” said Rubio.