Marco Rubio mocked over frivolous excuse to skip Biden’s State of the Union
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has confirmed that he will not be in attendance at President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1. However, his reason for not attending has led to criticism on social media.
Speaking to HuffPost's Igor Bobic, the Republican lawmaker claimed he cannot attend because he does not have enough time to take a COVID-19 test. Bobic took to Twitter with a small highlight from his brief chat with Rubio.
"Rubio says he won’t attend Biden’s State of the Union address tomorrow because of the COVID testing requirement," Bobic tweeted. Quoting the Republican senator, he added, “I don’t have time to go take a COVID test today. I only take a test if I’m sick."
Rubio says he won\u2019t attend Biden\u2019s State of the Union address tomorrow because of the COVID testing requirement. \n\n\u201cI don\u2019t have time to go take a COVID test today. I only take a test if I\u2019m sick,\u201d he says— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic) 1646090534
It didn't take long for social media users to fire back and call the lawmaker out for his seemingly frivolous excuse. "The rules don’t apply to Lil Marco [Marco Rubio] is so important," one user tweeted. "Better than everyone else. So so busy. #emptysuit. Self Entitled jerk."
The rules don\u2019t apply to lil Marco @marcorubio is so important. Better than everyone else. So so busy. #emptysuit. Self Entitled jerk.https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1498438425229336579\u00a0\u2026— Lea Black (@Lea Black) 1646094662
Another user tweeted, "Cuz, you know, demonstrations of unity aren’t for Republicans. Nor is making sure you’re not going to infect others with a dangerous virus."
Cuz, you know, demonstrations of unity aren\u2019t for Republicans. Nor is making sure you\u2019re not going to infect others with a dangerous virus.https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1498438425229336579\u00a0\u2026— Joan McCarter (@Joan McCarter) 1646090844
There is a super annoying PCR test requirement for attending the State of the Union but they do make it easy at the Capitol, only took me like 7 minutes. I saw some Republicans there. Already got the result, too.https://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1498438425229336579\u00a0\u2026— Arthur Delaney \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Arthur Delaney \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1646099466
Earlier this afternoon I spotted Dem Sens. Kaine, Cardin and Van Hollen line up at the Capitol Testing Center.\n\nThey waited no longer than five minutes. If anything we reporters slowed them down since they were taking our questionshttps://twitter.com/igorbobic/status/1498438425229336579\u00a0\u2026— Joseph Zeballos-Roig (@Joseph Zeballos-Roig) 1646095385
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