On Saturday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tried to attack the push to suspend football games for public health reasons — claiming sarcastically that liberals would be fine with restarting football if players dressed up like "Antifa" street protesters.
I think I found a way to get some of the people who want to cancel football this year to change their minds,but we… https://t.co/ZDZIv1nzge— Marco Rubio (@Marco Rubio)1597493421.0
Republicans have repeatedly tried to blame COVID-19 outbreaks on civil rights protests to try to shift the blame from Trump's push to reopen businesses early — even though studies have made clear that the protests had negligible effect on the spread of the virus.
Rubio's comments earned anger and ridicule from commenters on social media.
@marcorubio You’re a goddamn US senator.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1597498203.0
@marcorubio Florida has almost 10,000 dead and you are cracking COVID jokes. Can’t wait until you are voted out in 2022.— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1597503022.0
@marcorubio People in your state are getting infected & dying at a rate higher than almost the entire rest of the c… https://t.co/3McgQxdYXW— Jon Zal (@Jon Zal)1597493886.0
@marcorubio How about a national plan to fight Covid like the other countries did? Would this cut into Trump’s golf… https://t.co/YhclYMkKfT— Linda Tedesco (@Linda Tedesco)1597493948.0
@marcorubio Florida resident here! Stop worrying about damn college football & start worrying about Granny & Grandp… https://t.co/WG69zz1rSH— SHARON, DEMOCRAT FOREVER ✍️ (@SHARON, DEMOCRAT FOREVER ✍️)1597495135.0
@marcorubio Nobody wants to cancel football, Marco. We're forced to cancel football because, unlike other countries… https://t.co/9CQ96j0Yjw— Paul 👻 (@Paul 👻)1597493721.0
@marcorubio you grandstanding goofus, if you and your ilk had taken the pandemic seriously with an effective lockdo… https://t.co/xfUVZgJDcy— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1597502876.0
@marcorubio Boy, it's a good thing you're not a Christian or this would make you look like a real a**hole. https://t.co/TiIMn3RlxV— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1597505360.0
@marcorubio Marco, my elderly aunt who lives in FL ordered her heart meds four weeks ago and they have t arrived ye… https://t.co/bFW9yfXj6t— Xtrmly Stbl Genius ::wash ur elbows::😷 (@Xtrmly Stbl Genius ::wash ur elbows::😷)1597493896.0
@marcorubio Why risk permanent heart and lung damage for 1 season? Is the $$$ more important than the future of these athletes?— Zingamomma 🎶🇺🇸😷🇺🇸🎶 (@Zingamomma 🎶🇺🇸😷🇺🇸🎶)1597497519.0
@marcorubio Funny, they are back at pubs in New Zealand and watching Ball games in Taiwan. Then again, their leader… https://t.co/IvVLLUg3Gt— DonaId J. Trump ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️parody (@DonaId J. Trump ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️parody)1597494387.0
@marcorubio Remember when you weren’t a punch line?— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1597501792.0
@marcorubio My favorite Bible story is the one where Jesus advocates for students to play sports during a deadly and uncontrolled pandemic.— jen pal (@jen pal)1597497050.0
@marcorubio trying to understand - those without college football children, are demanding college football be resta… https://t.co/oZ62xy22k7— Captain Sharon The 305 Pirate ☮💜 🏴☠️ (@Captain Sharon The 305 Pirate ☮💜 🏴☠️)1597494617.0