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Rubio Returns Just in Time to Do Nothing and Leave Again

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Sometimes-senator and failed GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) marked his glorious return to the Senate yesterday where he will continue to not do his job.

Rubio told reporters there’s no point in moving forward on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

I mean, I don’t see the point of it,” Rubio said of the nomination. “I know enough about his record to know I wouldn’t support him and I know enough about the position in general to be able to say, number one, I don’t think we should be moving on a nominee in the last year of this president’s term — I would say that if it was a Republican president — and number two, even if this was the third year of this president’s term, this is not someone I’d support.”

“I mean, I don’t see the point of it” could sum up the entire Republican approach to governance.

As it so happens, Rubio only returned to the Senate for one single day because the Senate has recessed for the next two weeks of Spring break.

  • mnpollio

    So business as usual for Mr. Rubio and co-horts. The scary thing is how many Republicans are crying in their liquor because they thought that Rubio was their dream candidate and last hope. A complete blunderer whose ideas regarding the job he is paid a huge amount of money to do are to “do nothing”, who had no conceivable plans for the country other than the same old failed Republican trickle-down nonsense, deregulation and having mega-corporations pay no taxes, and who has no problem denying people the benefits that he received. Yes, that is truly a “dream” candidate. But then what else would one expect of the modern Republican Party.

  • Christopher Foxx

    I know enough about his record to know I wouldn’t support him

    Then you take it to a vote and you vote “No.”

    By Rubio-logic I could say that I know enough about Trump’s record that I wouldn’t support him so we simply shouldn’t bother to hold an election this year.

  • muselet

    That’s quite a work ethic Marco Rubio has. Somehow, I doubt his new employers at Americans for Prosperity will think much of it.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    “I would say that if it was a Republican president…”

    I suppose I should give credit to whatever reporter Rubio said that to for not laughing hysterically right to his face.

    • Christopher Foxx

      I suppose I should give credit to whatever reporter Rubio said that to for not laughing hysterically right to his face.

      That would be amazing. Not because it would be fun to see. But because it would be astounding to find a reporter who has the critical capacity to do anything other than just nod at whatever crap they’re fed.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    I’m going to go all Bill Maher here and make some new rules:

    Rule #1: If you are a sitting elected representative who also is running for president and you lose the primary/caucus in your home state, you should immediately be removed from office because the people in your state (even worse, the people in your state IN YOUR OWN PARTY) hate your stinking guts.

    Rule #2: If you are a sitting US Congressperson and you drop out of the race for president you should not be allowed to vote on anything until you are replaced by a special election. You are most likely a spiteful little prick at that point (see McCain, John) and will likely use your position to exact petty revenge on those who spanked you.