Marco Rubio hasn’t been afraid to use mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine to grandstand with tweets, videos, and cable news interviews. But when it came to actually doing his job and showing up for today’s critical meeting of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe focused on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, he was nowhere to be found.
“If Marco Rubio won’t bother to show up for a critical hearing on the looming conflict between Russia and Ukraine, his promises to get tough on Vladimir Putin and support our allies are nothing but empty rhetoric,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
This is hardly the first time Rubio has failed to show up to work on important national security issues. During his first term in the Senate he missed 60 percent of Foreign Relations Committee hearings.