Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders: 100% Absent from the Senate this Week
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders are running for President. Each one says it’s vitally important that he have the ability to use the power of political office to act on behalf of the American people.
Curiously enough, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bernie Sanders are currently members of the United States Senate. The body has extensive powers, including the ability to pass or block all federal legislation and the ability to confirm or reject all major federal nominees to executive positions. Only 100 people out of the entire nation of almost 320 million people get to be United States Senators.
If it’s so vitally important that these men have the capability to use the power of political office for the good of the country, then why haven’t they bothered to show up for a single vote in the Senate so far this month?
They say that they want to take office as President of the United States in 2017. They say they want to lead the nation to a better future. Of course, each of these men is a leader right now. They are 3 out of a club of 100 U.S. Senators who have tremendous power to shape the nation. They want to lead next year. What have they been doing lately?
To find out, I looked at the 50 most recent roll call votes, stretching from January 21, 2016 all the way back to the beginning of the month of November, 2015. Here’s how often each was marked absent from those 50 roll call votes: