The Orlando Sun-Sentinel editorial board did not take kindly to this week’s story on GOP Sen. Marco Rubio hating his job and is now openly calling for Rubio’s resignation from the Senate.
Rubio has missed more votes than any other senator this year. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He says he’s MIA from his J-O-B because he finds it frustrating and wants to be president, instead.
“I’m not missing votes because I’m on vacation,” he told CNN on Sunday. “I’m running for president so that the votes they take in the Senate are actually meaningful again.”
Sorry, senator, but Floridians sent you to Washington to do a job. We’ve got serious problems with clogged highways, eroding beaches, flat Social Security checks and people who want to shut down the government.
If you hate your job, senator, follow the honorable lead of House Speaker John Boehner and resign it.
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.
You are paid $174,000 per year to represent us, to fight for us, to solve our problems. Plus you take a $10,000 federal subsidy — declined by some in the Senate — to participate in one of the Obamacare health plans, though you are a big critic of Obamacare.
You are ripping us off, senator.
Old enough to remember the whole Republican Savior thing too. Doesn’t get much worse for Rubio at this point, does it?
Well, except when he drops out of the race and fades into obscurity. I’m sure he’ll be back at some point to plague the state again as Governor or something (I can hear Betty Cracker screaming from here) but man, his 2016 presidential aspirations are kinda done at this point.
It’ll be interesting to see if anyone asks him about that at the debate tonight and how he defends it. Spoilers: it’s not going to save his presidential campaign.