Senator Marco Rubio has displayed a real talent for being tin-eared in politics. The Florida senator has not only missed a severely high number of votes as he runs for president but is totally dismissive of the chamber. A friend of Rubio states the senator hates the senate.
It should be noted that a U.S. Senator makes $174,000 per year. You and I pay his salary and yet he rails against his job and worse yet fails to perform the tasks required of the job.
Today a major Florida newspaper let readers know in a stinging editorial what they think of Rubio.
One of the highest-circulation newspapers in Florida is calling on Sen. Marco Rubio to resign because he’s missed many votes while seeking the GOP presidential nomination.
The Sun-Sentinel, based in Broward County, north of Miami, questioned Rubio’s Senate paycheck and Affordable Care Act subsidy, arguing that he’s “ripping us off.” The editorial board noted that other senators running for president, such as Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., have voted far more consistently as they seek the White House.
Rubio has voted 66 percent of the time, according to CQ Vote Watch, easily the lowest for any senator this year.
“If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it,” reads the editorial. “Let us elect someone who wants to be there and earn an honest dollar for an honest day’s work. Don’t leave us without one of our two representatives in the Senate for the next 15 months or so.”