Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio Should Resign While Running for President

The Sun Sentinel of south Florida wrote an editorial on the age old problem of presidential candidates neglecting their current offices, Sen. Marco Rubio should resign, not rip us off. I thought this made a good point in Rubio’s case:

True, it’s not easy to raise money and run a presidential campaign while doing your day job. But two other candidates — Sens. Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders — have missed only 10 Senate votes during their campaigns for the White House. You, on the other hand, have missed 59, according to a tally by Politico. This includes votes on the Keystone pipeline, the Export-Import Bank and trade, to name just a few.

It is unpersuasive — and incredible, really — that you say your vote doesn’t matter. ‘Voting is not the most important part of the job,’ you told CNN.

And it is unconscionable that when it comes to intelligence matters, including briefings on the Iran nuclear deal, you said, ‘we have a staffer that’s assigned to intelligence who gets constant briefings.’

And you want us to take you seriously as a presidential candidate?

Two weeks ago, you took to the Senate floor to excoriate federal workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to do their jobs. You said, ‘there is really no other job in the country where if you don’t do your job, you don’t get fired.’

With the exception of your job, right?"

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