Floridians are paying the price for Marco Rubio’s lack of leadership

Where is Marco Rubio?

The Senator’s last public event in Florida was two months ago. Since getting called out for failing to show up for his job in the Senate, Rubio has missed nine more committee hearings, including meetings on small business developmentseniors issues, and critical foreign policy discussions about Afghanistan.

“When Floridians need strong leadership the most, Marco Rubio is once again nowhere to be found. Not only is he skipping out on his job in the Senate, he’s failing to show up in Florida to help keep people safe from COVID and get our state back to normal. Sadly this is what Floridians have come to expect from Rubio, who has shown us time and again that he’s more focused on advancing his own political career than doing the job he was elected to do,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.

Inaction and incompetence from Republican state leaders has exacerbated the recent COVID outbreak, causing mass school absences and hours-long waits for tests. Yet all Rubio has to offer are tweets denying a problem exists and spreading misinformation.

This isn’t the first time Rubio has abandoned Florida in a time of need. In August during the state’s deadliest outbreak of COVID, Rubio flew off to Iowa to chase another failed presidential campaign, dedicating more time to political fundraisers than helping address the ongoing public health crisis.

UPDATE:

So much for starting the new year off on the right foot. After getting called out in November for missing over a dozen important committee hearings last year, and skipping even more in the final weeks of 2021, Marco Rubio is still failing to show up for his job. On January 12th, he skipped the first public meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the year.
“Where is Marco Rubio? His repeated failure to simply show up for work is an insult to the hardworking Floridians who pay his salary. If Rubio is going to spend this year promoting his own self-serving political agenda instead of showing up for work, Floridians will see to it that he won’t have a job to show up to after November,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
Rubio’s years-long failure to show up for his job is leaving Floridians without a voice on critical issues. In addition to skipping hearings on key foreign policy matters like the Afghanistan withdrawal, Rubio has recently failed to show up for hearings on protecting seniors from scams and supporting small businesses – issues critical to Floridians.

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