Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Politico he wants Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to resign from Congress.
I’m sure he does!
“Why shouldn’t he [resign]? He hates the Senate,” Reid told Politico today. “Why should the taxpayers of this country and people of Florida put up with having only one senator? Doesn’t seem fair to me.”
“For Marco Rubio here to dump on the Senate, this institution established by our founding fathers, he should be ashamed of himself,” Reid said. “And the people of Florida, why they put up with it, I don’t know. They damn sure aren’t getting their money’s worth.”
Reid is echoing the Sun-Sentinel which also told him to resign because he’s missing too many votes. Reid sang Rubio’s praises, however, when he was cooperating with him on the Senate immigration bill.
“Back in 2004, one of my predecessors to the Senate by the name of Bob Graham, a Democrat, ran for president missing over 30 percent of his votes. I don’t recall them calling for his resignation,” Rubio said during the debate. “Later that year, in 2004, John Kerry ran for president missing close to 60 to 70 percent of his votes. I don’t recall the Sun — in fact, the Sun-Sentinel endorsed him. In 2008, Barack Obama missed 60 or 70 percent of his votes, and the same newspaper endorsed him again. So this is another example of the double standard that exists in this country between the mainstream media and the conservative movement.”
It’s true, Politifact said Obama missed 64% and in 2004 Kerry missed a whopping 90%! Rubio missed 34%.
When Jeb Bush tried to make an issue of it last night it fell flat. Rubio said he didn’t remember Jeb saying anything when McCain did the same thing. Jeb wants Rubio to resign also.
I’m sure he does!
The Sun-Sentinel covers a liberal area and do generally have a liberal bent. One of the titles of an article today was The GOP has a big whine fest. The Sun-Sentinel had a rebuttal to Rubio today and the title of that article was, The Sun Sentinel responds: Rather than resign, Marco Rubio blames the media. The article that went up on the 29th was titled, Marco Rubio should resign, not rip us off.
They’re still on the “resign” kick. Why didn’t they say that about the Democrats who did the same thing?
The missed votes issue don’t stop there.
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware missed 68 percent of the votes in 2007, Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut 65 percent and Hillary Clinton of New York missed 63 percent. CNN claimed Obama missed 80% of his votes.
Sanders and Paul have made an effort to miss under 5% but they are the exception.
Jeb Bush was on “Hannity” on his show this evening and Bush continued to complain about Rubio’s attendance record. Bush damned Rubio with faint praise, saying he’s a great guy, don’t get me wrong, but can he do the job?
Bill O’Reilly had the editorial editor for the Sun-Sentinel on Thursday evening because Rubio lashed out at the paper during the debate.
You can hear Rubio’s comments about the Sun-Sentinel on this video:
The editor, a Ms. O’Hara, told Bill O’Reilly that it was a “long game” after he said Rubio won over the Sun-Sentinel. She walked it back a little but she sounds like she might be out to get even. We will soon see! She said she was surprised by Rubio’s comments but it’s hard to know why. She did tell him to resign. It’s a little harsh.
Okay, so what do you think? Do all these people have agendas or do they have a point?