Republican presidential candidate and sometimes-senator Marco Rubio has missed a lot of votes over the past year, including high profile votes for things like government funding, but it's no big deal according to Rubio because congressmen are useless anyway.
"I have missed votes this year. You know why? Because while as a senator I can help shape the agenda, only a president can set the agenda," Rubio said during the first of three town halls he planned to hold in Iowa on Tuesday.
"We're not going to fix America with senators and congressmen," Rubio added. "The only way to turn this country around is to reverse the damage this president has done to the United States of America."
It's deeply ironic for a Republican to say this. Republicans continuously deride President Obama for acting without congressional approval, but our Republican-controlled Congress has done nothing to solve the nation's problems, it has only moved to exacerbate them.
Rubio apparently believes members of Congress serve no worthy purpose and, at least in his case, I suppose I'll have to agree.
I'm not someone who has called for Rubio's resignation in the past, but at this point I think he should resign. Approximately half of Floridians have no senator representing them in Congress.