Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said what many are already thinking when he called out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for embarrassing the nation.
On The Ed Show, Sen. Bernie Sanders responded to Marco Rubio’s complete denial of climate change science by saying, “I gotta say this, Ed. I really gotta say this. Look, you and I have all kinds of differences with Republicans, but to totally reject what the scientific community is saying is really embarrassing for our nation, frankly.”
Sen. Sanders (I-VT) was reacting to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) statement during an interview on ABC’s This Week yesterday. Rubio said, “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. That’s what I do not — and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except it will destroy our economy.”
During the same interview, Rubio also claimed that he was ready to be president, which begs the question, president of what? Sen. Sanders has it right. Rubio’s comments were an embarrassment. They were also quite possibly the most shameless pander to Republican primary voters since Mitt Romney was running for the 2012 nomination.
Republicans may have to completely disconnect from reality if they want the support of their party, but they haven’t figured out yet that non-reality politics doesn’t win elections outside of the GOP. Republicans like Marco Rubio are embarrassing themselves, because they actually believe that they have a chance to be president.
Sen. Big Gulp is a joke, but the joke isn’t funny. Rubio has no chance that he will be elected president in 2016. The American people need to follow the lead of Bernie Sanders and call out these disgraceful Republicans. The grown ups are trying to govern, and it’s clear that the GOP is not ready to sit at the adult table in American politics.