FL Sen. Rubio urges military support for devastated Bahamas

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Two days after touring the storm-damaged northern Bahamas, Senator Marco Rubio (R) sent a letter to USAID Administrator Mark Green, “urging him” to ask the Department of Defense to reposition the USNS Comfort from the Caribbean to The Bahamas.

Rubio brought up asking the government to reposition the medical ship shortly after landing with Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Rick Scott at the U.S. Coast Guard Air station this past Friday.

In his letter to Green, Rubio says that “the USNS Comfort, and its crew of trained medical staff, flight deck and ability to desalinate water, would be ideal in helping the Bahamian people.”