Marco Rubio Defends Skipping Senate Votes
We may be seeing the beginning of the end for Sen. Marco Rubio. After calling federal government workers lazy and stealing them to do their jobs, he was exposed for missing the most Senate votes of any senator.
Instead of admitting his wrong, Rubio is digging deeper and standing by his comments. He believes that his campaign is a worthwhile excuse for missing as many votes as he has.
“Everyone needs to run their own campaign,” Rubio told CNN’s Jamie Gangel in an interview that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.” “I’m not missing votes because I’m on vacation.”
“Someone might say you’re not showing up, you’re not doing your job by voting,” Gangel said.
“Not true, not true,” Rubio said.
“You don’t think you’re in a glass house?” Gangel asked.
“Voting is not the only part of the Senate job,” Rubio said. “I mean, the most important thing a senator does is constituent service. We’re still involved in looking out for Florida’s issues.”
Rubio said Senate votes are important, but added that as a member of the Intelligence Committee, he was updated on recent briefings.
“I was just there this Tuesday,” Rubio said. “I got fully briefed and caught up on everything that’s happening in the world. I’m fully aware.”
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