The first two weeks of Trump’s administration have sparked a wave of protests against a Republican Congress that has proven too spineless to stand up to him.Read more after the jump.
Marco Rubio thinks Donald Trump is:
…and yet, Rubio is voting early today in West Miami for Donald Trump. Rubio is a complete coward for seeing the real Donald Trump who is unfit to be commander in chief and still voting for Trump to be president.Read more after the jump.
There’s a Republican with ties to a for-profit college that “hurt far more students” than Donald Trump’s Trump University (a massive scam that promised Trump’s real estate secrets but mostly just took people’s money).
It’s Rubiooo!! Marco Rubio accepted nearly $28,000 in political donations from Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit college currently under federal investigation for “false advertising, deceptive marketing and misrepresenting job placement rates.” Corinthian even targeted veterans to turn a profit.
In return, Rubio pushed a higher education plan that would’ve pushed students toward for-profit colleges like Corinthian. According to USA Today, Rubio “went out of his way to help” Corinthian when the investigation started and asked the Education Department for “leniency” on behalf of Corinthian.
And now, Rubio’s political benefactors are costing taxpayers upwards of $350 million because the Education Department is helping former students with their student debt. It’s yet another example of […]Read more after the jump.
American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Marco Rubio’s debate:
“Marco Rubio spent his second debate trying to prove that he has accomplished anything for Floridians, but his problem is the few things that he’s accomplished as a senator have made Florida worse off. If Rubio had his way, he would team up with Donald Trump to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, take affordable healthcare away from millions of Floridians, and defund Planned Parenthood.
“Rubio is a coward for continuing to support Donald Trump even after he’s bragged about abusing women, admitted that he broke the Cuban embargo, and praised Vladimir Putin. Why would Floridians ever believe that Rubio would support them?”Read more after the jump.
New research from American Bridge shows that Marco Rubio didn’t show up for work on behalf of Florida taxpayers EVERY YEAR he was in the Senate, not just the year in which he ran for president and lost 66 of Florida’s 67 counties to Donald Trump.
Marco Rubio’s lack of interest in doing his job extends back to his earliest days as a politician — since 2000 when he missed one-third of his committee hearings in the state legislature, to 2002 where he skipped nearly half of the Florida House’s 9/11 Committee meetings, to when he missed 30% of the classes he taught as a part-time professor at FIU, to his current absenteeism in the Senate that is the worst vote attendance record from a Florida senator in nearly 50 years.
Rubio has always failed to show up for work on behalf of Floridians:
Missed committee hearings (total across all committees)
Missed voting record (Worst compared to other senators)
After Donald Trump spent the better part of the week:
lying about widespread voter fraud,
encouraging violence to suppress voter turnout,
fearmongering through conspiracy theories, and
indicating to his supporters that it’s okay to incite violence at polling sites if necessary,
Trump continued to threaten the legitimacy of our elections and the stability of our democracy at last night’s debates when he dangerously refused to commit to accepting the outcome of the election.
Why is Marco Rubio continuing to strongly support Donald Trump for president?
Trump’s threats to incite chaos are beyond the pale, and they aren’t new. Trump has been claiming the election is rigged for months, and Marco Rubio has stuck with him despite saying, “This election is not being rigged.” That a major party nominee is willing to threaten the stability of our democracy because he’s a sore loser is shocking and unprecedented. That Rubio is eager to stand with Trump and support him through Trump’s “rigged election” […]Read more after the jump.
American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Marco Rubio’s disastrous debate:
“Marco Rubio tonight couldn’t name a single thing that Donald Trump could do for Rubio to revoke his support of Trump as our commander in chief. After Trump has bragged about sexually assaulting women, violating the Cuban embargo, doubled down on mass deportation of immigrant families, attacked our military, and publicly sided with the Kremlin, Rubio still hasn’t found anything disqualifying about Donald Trump.”Read more after the jump.
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump are only half an hour away from each other in South Florida today, but Rubio is once again dodging his chosen nominee. American Bridge is sending a digital billboard truck to Rubio’s private speech in Boca Raton, then driving down to Trump’s rally in West Palm Beach to prove to Rubio just how easy it is to be on stage with the candidate he continues to support for president — even after learning that Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women.
“Marco Rubio is a spineless politician, who is still endorsing Donald Trump even after the recent sexual assault comments that were made public,” said Jessica Mackler, President of American Bridge. “But why then is Rubio willing to hand over the nuclear codes to Donald Trump, but not be seen in public with him?”
Last night, Trump showered Rubio with love for standing with him through […]Read more after the jump.
Last night’s debate made it abundantly clear that there is no explanation for Donald Trump’s campaign of racism, and the only defense left is to lie and flat out deny some of the most offensive statements Trump has made.
Pence’s bold-faced lies last night provided a stark reminder that Marco Rubio not only supports a campaign predicated on hatred, racism and fearmongering – he also supports the blatant dishonesty that backs it up.
Marco Rubio is perhaps the strongest defender of Trump in the U.S. Senate. It’s been clear for months that Rubio doesn’t care about how many lies Trump and Pence throw around, he will support him to be commander in chief.
PENCE LIE: Trump never said that more nations should get nuclear weapons
PENCE LIE: Trump hasn’t broken his promise to release his tax returns.Read more after the jump.
You’re finally making it to a hearing on North Korea! The last one, in January 2016, was a little close if you recall. After getting universally skewered for choosing a fundraiser over a classified briefing, Rubio changed his schedule at the last minute and still missed 80 percent of the briefing.
Doesn’t say much that Rubio is only deciding to go to committee hearings now that he’s in a tough reelection campaign — especially after missing 68 percent of committee hearings since 2011 and missing 60 percent of Foreign Relations hearings.
The Florida Republican was scheduled to be at a fundraiser in his home state Monday at 6 p.m. after campaigning there in the afternoon, which would have prevented him from going to Washington.
Monday afternoon, after publication of this story and others highlighting the schedule conflict, a spokesman for Rubio’s Senate office said he would be at the hearing after […]Read more after the jump.