Today, Marco Rubio took “a seat in the Flip-Flop Hall of Fame” for shamelessly going back on his word to not run for reelection. But until recently, Rubio forcefully condemned politicians who “say one thing and do another” and put their own careers ahead of doing what’s right for their constituents.
Six years ago, Marco Rubio launched his Senate campaign with the message that “Washington already has enough politicians who care more about their own future than they do about yours.” He further condemned “hypocrites” who break their word, arguing that “we need to change course.” Just last month, Rubio argued that prospective candidates should not run for office just because a seat is open, saying they will “regret that decision” and get “bored” or “antsy.”
How times have changed.
“Marco Rubio is going to ‘regret’ not listening to his own advice,” said FDP spokesman Max Steele. “Floridians know the only person Rubio is fighting for is himself, and today’s epic flip-flop underscores why Republican voters delivered stunning rebuke in March when 66 of 67 counties rejected him. Why should Floridans believe a word Marco Rubio says? On everything from comprehensive immigration reform, to Donald Trump, to arguing against politicians running for an office just because the seat is open, Rubio has shamelessly flip-flopped. What will he change his mind on next?”
Watch Rubio on May 27: “If you run for something because it’s open and you can win you’re going to regret that decision. You’re going to get there and you’re going to be bored. You’re going to be antsy. You’re not going to like it.”
Watch Rubio in 2010: “I’m Marco Rubio and I approve this message because Washington already has enough politicians who care more about their own future than they do about yours.”