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Should Marco Rubio Quit The Senate After Failing To Show Up To Work?

There’s a scene in the 1990s movie version of the Jane Austen classic Pride And Prejudice in which a powerful aristocratic character declares that, although she never bothered to learn the piano, if she ever had made any effort, she would have been “a true proficient”. It’s this arrogant attitude that the Marco Rubio for President campaign took about the omnibus federal budget deal.

Marco Rubio would have taken a stand on the spending bill, the Rubio campaign said, if he had bothered to come to the Senate to cast a vote on it. Rubio couldn’t come because he was too busy going out on tour to promote himself, talking about what a great leader he is.

In reaction, Rand Paul, another Republican senator running for President, called upon Rubio to resign his seat in the Senate. Paul said, “It’s a trillion dollars in spending and I think earlier this week he talked about having some activity and then wasn’t here, so, yeah, I think it’s important to show up to your job. I think that really he ought to resign or quit accepting his pay if he’s not going to come to work.”

3 thoughts on “Should Marco Rubio Quit The Senate After Failing To Show Up To Work?”

  1. Leroy says:

    As extensive as Presidential campaigning has become, I believe that every elected official who takes a public paycheck should at least take a “leave of absence” while campaigning. If that is not possible, then, yes, they should resign. Their time on the trail clearly precludes their serving their constituents (even running back to the capitol to cast a quick vote then racing back to the trail is NOT serving constituents appropriately).

    Would that not be violating their Oath of Office?

  2. ella says:

    “Paul said, “It’s a trillion dollars in spending and I think earlier this week he talked about having some activity and then wasn’t here, so, yeah, I think it’s important to show up to your job. I think that really he ought to resign or quit accepting his pay if he’s not going to come to work.””

    I absolutely agree with Rand Paul. Rubio could never be a responsible President. He has forsaken the voters who elected him to the Senate and he has not even attempted to consider those responsibilities. Who could believe he would do anything but entertain himself and plot his next election to the White House if he were to ever achieve it once? Rubio is not trustworthy as an elected official, has a sly look in his eyes. He turned his back on his mentor and cannot be trusted. He appears to have studied Obama who also never even completed one term as a Senator. This type of power seeker needs to be called what he is.

  3. Dave says:

    I’ve always had reasons for liking (noitulover) Rand Paul and this is one of them.

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