Posted on February 14, 2019

Rubio Discovers Native American Heritage Through TV Show

John Bowden, The Hill, February 13, 2019

Henry Louis Gates Jr. said in a preview clip for the show, airing Wednesday evening, that an ancestor on Rubio’s mother’s side was “pure Native American.”

Gates also explained how the particular set of Native Americans Rubio is descended from migrated through the Yucatan Peninsula, a stretch of modern-day Mexico near Cuba, as early as 4,000 B.C.


Rubio responds that he has visited ruins in the area, including Chichén Itzá, before remarking “who knew I was going back home?”