'Little Marco' Rubio humiliated for attacking Pentagon chief for complying with face shield mandate in the Philippines
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attacked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield when arriving in the Phillippines.
"Embarrassing COVID theatre," Rubio called it.
The Phillippines actually mandates masks and face shields in public, which is probably why all of the other people in the video welcoming him are also wearing a mask and face shield. It's unclear why Rubio didn't mention that.
The Florida man hasn't apologized or recanted his tweet yet, but he's being shredded online for the carelessness and uneducated tweet.
You can see the attacks below:
Little Marco would rather die than be responsible to his base. #WearAMask https://t.co/PzS9oj7dKY— Tracy Ealy (@Tracy Ealy) 1627577437.0
Little Marco: Embarrassing MAGA theater https://t.co/7ib38T1LUo— Christopher Hull (@Christopher Hull) 1627574076.0
Little Marco is subliminally encouraging people to forego vaccines and masks because that's what Jesus would do (or… https://t.co/6Kd7UkU85g— Kay Kendall (@Kay Kendall) 1627577664.0
Little Marco Rubio thinks it's embarrassing to wear a mask (at the advice of medical professionals)when everyone el… https://t.co/O9IIWMfTIK— Star (@Star) 1627578358.0
Little Marco is no shine boy. He's trumps' catamite. https://t.co/VjSbF1UB2s— rbf8493 (@rbf8493) 1627577882.0
“Little Marco” is embarrassing political theatre… https://t.co/synwAFoPuz— Jim Ronayne (@Jim Ronayne) 1627577920.0
Little Marco making himself look like a total dumba$$, once again. https://t.co/UIVEpbcLh0— 5-0 AGAINST 45🌊🌊🇺🇸👮♀️ (@5-0 AGAINST 45🌊🌊🇺🇸👮♀️) 1627574929.0
Little Marco is the kind of guy who gets imprisoned for chewing gum in Singapore 🤦♂️ https://t.co/e79iYvLIQO— Piyush Mittal (@Piyush Mittal) 1627577659.0
@marcorubio @SecDef Oh little marco…..how hard you try; how bigly you fail.— Just Me (@Just Me) 1627577633.0
@marcorubio @SecDef Stick to your Bible quotes and stay out of grown folks business little Marco.— Truth (@Truth) 1627577487.0
Texas Republican blasts McCarthy over mask mandate – Minority Leader’s response: Wait until I become Speaker
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) on Thursday continued his diatribe over the newly-enacted House mask mandate, berating Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who urged him to be patient enough until he becomes Speaker of the House.
“This is bulls---. We need to lead," Congressman Roy "told McCarthy during a brief meeting of GOP lawmakers in a Capitol reception room," Politico reports.
On Wednesday Roy gave an emotional speech demanding his colleagues "shut this place down" over the mask mandate.
"McCarthy replied to a frustrated Roy," Politico adds, "that his plan is to win back the majority in 2022 and become speaker, the sources said. Their back-and-forth illustrates the mounting fury on the right about efforts by Capitol security officials to enforce mask-wearing rules amid the surge of Covid's Delta variant."
McCarthy's plan may not be viable.
Last month Salon reported the "House Minority Leader is in a favorability freefall, especially among the GOP's crucial MAGA bloc," which might explain why today he was caught dogwhistling a QAnon reference at a press conference.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) took a shot at President Joe Biden after the Centers for Disease Control reinstated its recommendations for masking against coronavirus by fully vaccinated individuals.
The president had announced May 13 that fully vaccinated Americans could safely stop wearing masks in most situations, but the CDC issued new guidance that masks should be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status as the highly contagious delta variant is exploding in many areas of the country.
The CDC said that fully vaccinated Americans can "participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic" but advised people to wear a mask "in areas of substantial or high transmission" of the delta variant.
Jordan tweeted out a clip of Biden's pronouncement -- without any additional commentary or other context -- as House Republicans bristle at the return of mask mandates inside the U.S. Capitol, where many GOP lawmakers still refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Ohio Republican was smacked with a round of criticism and fact-checking.
@Jim_Jordan That’s the thing about science, it changes based on new findings. 👍🏼 not hard to comprehend.— Caitlin (@Caitlin) 1627572806.0
@Jim_Jordan Why Ohio’s 4th District wants a man that doesn’t understand that knowledge evolves over time as their r… https://t.co/JaOSvdyv4c— Peter Cassizzi (@Peter Cassizzi) 1627572807.0
@Jim_Jordan Yes, things have changed. The virus has mutated. Keep up @Jim_Jordan! Wearing a mask if simple. It's pr… https://t.co/x5fRs8tN5R— ML Real Patriots = Dems 👠 (@ML Real Patriots = Dems 👠) 1627573248.0
@Jim_Jordan This statement has been updated by the CDC, Please, STOP, these games, you’re playing with people lives...— B.A. Walker (@B.A. Walker) 1627574427.0
@Jim_Jordan Please stop insulting people's intelligence - and you're own. We know that with new developments (like… https://t.co/siG11i98xZ— Connie (@Connie) 1627572786.0
@Jim_Jordan Circumstances change, Jim😷This is part of the basic human condition 👩🏻⚖️— Deborah Leigh (@Deborah Leigh) 1627572893.0
@Jim_Jordan Most of the Covid in the US is originating from Republican-led states.— Trump Failed (@Trump Failed) 1627572727.0
@Jim_Jordan Why are you showing a video from May? Recommendations have changed based on change in circumstances.— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️) 1627573017.0
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