Marco Rubio recently joined a group of Senate Republicans prepared to oppose a bipartisan measure to fund the government in a shameful attempt to score political points at the expense of working Americans. Rubio has a choice: stand up and support what’s best for Florida, or cowardly cave to political pressure and vote to shut down the government.
“If Marco Rubio fails to muster the courage to oppose a government shutdown, he’ll be voting to damage the economy and potentially leave thousands of Floridians without a paycheck right before the holidays. Once again, Floridians stand to pay the price for his self-serving political games,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
A Rubio vote against funding the government could leave thousands of families struggling to make ends meet before the holidays. During the last shutdown, nearly 16,000 Florida workers went without pay. Government shutdowns also slow the economy and end up costing taxpayers more money in the end. Rubio’s self-serving political games supporting government shutdowns have notably been called out by fact checkers and editorial boards.