Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to the massacre of five journalists at an Annapolis newspaper by whining about civility -- and he was quickly drowned in profanity.
A 38-year-old Maryland man opened fire inside the Capital-Gazette newsroom Thursday as part of a longstanding grudge against the newspaper, and one survivor uttered an uncensored profanity afterward on live television.
“I don’t know what I want right now but I’m going to need more than a couple days of news coverage and thoughts and prayers," reporter Selene San Felice told CNN. "Thanks for your prayers, but I couldn’t give a f*ck about them if there’s nothing else."
Rubio was apparently more upset by the reporter's obscenity than the murders of five of her colleagues.
"Sign of our times... the F word is now routinely used in news stories, tweets etc It’s not even F*** anymore," Rubio tweeted. "Who made that decision???"
Twitter users quickly turned on the Florida Republican.
@marcorubio Really, this is the most pressing media issue you can come with? today??— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1530270340.0
@marcorubio Who made the decision that the "F" word was okay to be routinely used? Hmm, "Grab 'em by the pussy" so… https://t.co/dMcqFpKCdy— ROOTSIE (@ROOTSIE) 1530269327.0
@marcorubio It's just locker room talk, isn't it?— Alan Greenwood (@Alan Greenwood) 1530269367.0
@marcorubio Pay no attention to the autocratic president undermining democratic norms and calling for the murder of… https://t.co/sqH9H7HDRP— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1530270517.0
@marcorubio You. When you endorsed the most crude, cruel and callous man America has ever known to be our president… https://t.co/hWDuTNNmQ9— Mark Maynard (@Mark Maynard) 1530269286.0
@marcorubio The news story in which you’re referring to was from a survivor of the shooting yesterday in Maryland o… https://t.co/6NIh5qvAOR— Indigo (@Indigo) 1530270330.0
@marcorubio You doing anything to stop putting kids in fucking cages?— Ezra Levin (@Ezra Levin) 1530271287.0
@marcorubio Are you talking about the lady who had five co-workers murdered in her presence?— sam ph 🐬 (@sam ph 🐬) 1530269942.0
@marcorubio There are nearly 2000 fucking kids who were taken from their fucking parents by the fucking government… https://t.co/LgQ9I7EZsa— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants) 1530272295.0
@marcorubio What is far more profane is ripping infants and children from their parents, taking health care away fr… https://t.co/i9evKMLd9C— Lawrence Glickman (@Lawrence Glickman) 1530271091.0