Recently, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he stands by his harsh words concerning the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in which he described Trump as a “con man.”
I’ve stood by everything I ever said in my campaign,” Rubio told the Miami Herald editorial board Monday.
However, his low opinion of Trump’s character wasn’t enough to dissuade him from hitching a ride on the billionaire’s coattails. In fact, Rubio tried to spin his support and contempt for Trump as a positive, stating that Trump’s candidacy was the main reason why he chose to go back on his word and run for re-election.
“We’re in a different place now. Now we have a binary choice — not a choice between 15 people or 12 people. There are two people in the world that are going to be the next president, either Donald or Hillary” Clinton, he said. “In our republic, while the presidency is powerful, there is a balance of power in this country, and a significant amount of it resides in the United States Senate. It’s one of the reasons why I seek to run again.”
Rubio also rejected the notion that on foreign policy, his views align more with those of Hillary Clinton than with Trump.
I disagree with many of her foreign-policy positions,” he said, rattling off a list of criticisms on how the Obama administration handled Russia, ISIS, the Syrian civil war, Libya after the Arab Spring and the Iran nuclear deal.
While Rubio continues to find inventive ways to rationalize his support for a “con man,” his opposition has created the perfect troll ad which mostly uses Rubio and Trump’s own words to prove that the senator has no backbone.
Another interesting thing about Rubio’s re-election campaign is that the senator initially used the Orlando shooting as an excuse to run after emphatically stating — on multiple occasions — that he had no intention of running for his seat.
Rubio said that his deep sense of duty to the people of Flordia was rekindled by the most horrific mass shooting in U.S. history, which left 49 people in the LGBT community dead along with many more people severely injured.
Despite Rubio’s insistence that he wanted to stand by the LGBTQ community, his political record speaks volumes about his sincerity.
Now Rubio is asking Florida voters to take him at his word when just this year he gave his word that for him it was either the presidency or private citizenship. Rubio represents the epitome of the slimy politician whose naked ambition is so obvious it’s almost embarrassing to watch him go through the motions.
I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 17, 2016
Like 10,000 times people!
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