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.”