Sen. Marco Rubio called codifying gay marriage a stupid waste of time
Rubio told reporters:
Marco Rubio told me that he is a NO on House’s same-sex marriage bill, calling it a “stupid waste of time”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 20, 2022
Rubio wasn’t done. He also claimed that gay people are more concerned about the price of gasoline than they are about their civil rights:
Rubio declined to state his position on the House gay marriage bill, saying it’s “not a priority.”
“But I know plenty of gay people in Florida that are pissed off about gas bills,” he added
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 20, 2022
Rubio is clearly afraid of alienating his far-right militia voters by supporting same-sex marriage. It is easy to tell when Rubio is on the ballot in Florida because he becomes a mini-Donald Trump.
However, by telling LGBTQ+ people that their rights are a waste of time, Sen. Rubio has created a big problem for himself. Rubio could have said that he would look at the legislation. Marco Rubio could have explained why he didn’t believe it necessary to vote for the bill.
Rubio did none of those things. Instead, he labeled gay marriage a waste of time and then tried to claim that it was a minor issue for gay people.
Marco Rubio’s Democratic opponent for his Senate seat is Rep. Val Demings, and Rubio just gifted her an issue that could come back to haunt him in November.
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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