Rand Paul ran a new ad attacking on Marco Rubio over his abysmal voting record. Last week, the Florida Senator didn’t even bother voting against a bill he hated.
However, the $1.8 trillion package of spending and tax cuts was passed with bipartisan support.
On Wednesday, Paul appeared on Fox News, where he took on one of his presidential opponents and colleagues in the Senate, Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio has the worst attendance record of any of the people running for president this year, showing up just 64 percent of the time. In contrast, Bernie Sanders, while still campaigning, has shown up 91 percent of the time. Because Rubio isn’t doing his job, Paul wants him to resign and or give back his pay.
“It may have been the most important vote of the year, but certainly the largest spending bill of the year,” Paul said. “And yeah, I think if you are being paid by the taxpayer, you should show up and vote.”
“And so I think this is a big issue. And for him to say he’s only going to show up when it’s a close vote, I don’t think that passes muster,” Paul continued. “And I think really that he ought to just resign or probably give his pay back because he’s not really earning his pay at this point.”
Paul stated on CNN, too, that Rubio should resign.
Rubio tried to defend his absenteeism, or as most of us would call it, not showing up for work. It appears that Rubio hates his job.
“I don’t know that ‘hate’ is the right word,” Rubio said. “I’m frustrated.”
“That’s why I’m missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I am not running for reelection,” Rubio said during the last Republican debate, after Donald Trump mocked him for his unusual number of absences during Senate votes, according to the Washington Post.
“I’m not missing votes because I’m on vacation,” he said on CNN Sunday. “I’m running for president so that the votes they take in the Senate are actually meaningful again.”
That of course, makes no sense.
It’s like giving a month’s notice at work and not bothering to do your job during those thirty days because you’re quitting anyway.
In the Kentucky Senator’s newly released ad, Marco Rubio’s 67 percent voting record is highlighted.
“A lot of these votes don’t mean anything, they’re not gonna pass,” Rubio says.
Betting sites that have a 91 percent accuracy rating in presidential elections name Marco Rubio as the candidate to win the GOP nomination.
He’s a ‘moocher’ who wants to reside in the White House to lead the most powerful country in the world. While Rand Paul may be against bills that are necessary to keep our country running, at least he is doing what Conservatives and libertarians elected him to do.
We think Ted Cruz owes the taxpayers money, too. “It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open,” Rand Paul previously said in a statement which was rated as ‘true.’
Cruz’s 16-day shutdown in 2013, cost more than $2 billion, according to an Office of Management and Budget analysis.
We realize it’s a strange concept for the aforementioned Republican candidates for President to do their jobs. If we, the taxpayers who pay their salaries, didn’t do ours, we wouldn’t get a paycheck.
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