In a letter to Treasury Sec. Jack Lew, Sen. Rubio (R-FL) wrote, “Furthermore, it is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people’s confidence under the current leadership. Therefore, I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively (sic) immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”
First of all, Rubio’s letter has a big typo in it. I think he meant effective immediately, not effectively immediately. Things get even worse for Marco, when you realize that he just asked for the resignation of someone who doesn’t really exist. That’s right, Rubio is so busy plotting his 2016 presidential campaign that he never bothered to check to see if there actually was an IRS commissioner.
It turns out that the previous IRS commissioner was appointed by Bush, and he resigned last November.
Wait a minute, the IRS scandal that the Republican Party is blaming Obama for happened while a Bush appointee was in charge. This really does keep getting worse for Rubio.
It is impossible to see Sen. Big Gulp as serious presidential material when he and his staff are so sloppy.
The mainstream media has reacted to Rubio’s latest attempt to run with his shoelaces tied together by giving him a free pass. They are pushing the headline that Rubio is calling for the IRS chief to resign, and then mentioning later in their stories that there really is no IRS chief. What they fail to note is that only an idiot who is more concerned with making political hay while the sun is shining would bother to send a letter to the Treasury Secretary that contained typos and was factually inaccurate.
All in all, Rubio’s latest comedy of errors is another kick to the gut for his fading 2016 presidential hopes.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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