7 months later, Marco Rubio’s fulfilling his own self-perception as an incompetent, absentee senator who can’t deliver for Floridians.
Rubio’s for months gone through the motions of asking congressional Republicans to approve funding to address the Zika virus. So far, they haven’t listened to him.
Sadly, Rubio’s trend of inefficacy is nothing new. Over his six years in the Senate, he’s missed 68% of all committee hearings. And Rubio hasn’t gotten better over time: between October 2015 and March 2016, he managed to skip 87% of his Intelligence Committee meetings.
Florida voters — particularly mothers-to-be — deserve a senator who will show up for work and have the political capital to get things done on their behalf. Marco Rubio does not meet that criteria.