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One Major GOP Candidate Just Did Something In Congress That Looks Horrible For Him

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Marco Rubio was one of two senators, and the only presidential candidate to miss the vote regarding the $1.8 trillion Omnibus bill on Friday.

The bill passed by a margin of 65-33. The GOP was nearly evenly split with 27 voting for it, and 26 against. For the Democrats, it was 36 for the bill and 7 against. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rubio did not vote.

The Florida senator had suggested on Fox News on Thursday that the GOP controlled senate should consider delaying the vote on the controversial measure, which passed the House in two parts on Thursday and Friday. “We should use every procedural aspect that we have to slow it down and perhaps force some changes on these things we’ve been discussing,” Rubio said. 

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In an interview with CBS’ John Dickerson ahead of a town hall in Iowa on Friday, Rubio said“Look, I’m running for president,” adding, “We do our job everyday. Even before I got on the air with you today, we were going through some constituent service work where I’m personally intervening on behalf of people in our office. When there are important votes, especially those where I can be a decisive voice, I’m going to be there.”

Rubio described the spending package as a “massive, grotesque piece of legislation,” the likes of which he hopes to prevent occurring in the future from a new office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “I’m not running for reelection to the Senate, because I want to be president. I want to ensure that these votes being taken in the next Congress actually matter,” he said.

The candidate gave a similar response during the October CNBC debate in Colorado, when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attacked Rubio for missing votes. The senator handed Bush his hat, responding, “I don’t remember you ever complaining about John McCain’s vote record. The only reason why you’re doing it now is because we’re running for the same position, and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you,” he said. 

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All of the other Republican senators running for president–Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham–voted against the Omnibus bill.

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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