Sen. Rubio made it clear that he hates being a Senator, but after his run for the White House spectacularly crashed and burned, Rubio is reconsidering and may run for reelection after all.
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 15, 2016
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) June 15, 2016
This is the same Marco Rubio who told CNN that voting in the Senate doesn’t mean anything, “A lot of these votes don’t mean anything. They’re not going to pass, and even if they did, the President would veto them.” In the same interview, Rubio explained his belief that voting wasn’t an important part of the job of being a Senator, “We do all the intelligence briefings. I was just there this Tuesday. I got fully briefed and caught up on everything that’s happening in the world. I’m fully aware. We have a staffer that’s assigned to intelligence who gets constant briefings. I think votes, of course, are important, but unfortunately, too many of them today are not meaningful.”
Marco Rubio has missed nearly 15% of the votes while he has been in the Senate. The median average for all currently serving Senators is 1.6%. Of course, Sen. Rubio wants his current/possible future old job back. After taking a look at the private sector and seeing that no private company would pay him for not showing up, being a US Senator must have begun to look pretty good to Rubio.
Sen. Rubio hates being in the Senate, but he wants to run for president again in 2020, so in the meantime, he has got to be paid for doing as little as possible. Marco Rubio hates being a Senator and rarely shows up, but he expects the people of Florida to send him back to Washington.
Let’s hope Florida’s voters turn off the taxpayer faucet on Moochin’ Marco Rubio.
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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