'So much racism'
Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio suggested he will vote against all of the cabinet picks President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday. The Florida Republican, an expected 2024 presidential hopeful, appeared especially disturbed by the educational backgrounds, and some are saying the racial and ethnic backgrounds, of Biden's diverse and experienced team.
"Biden’s cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools,have strong resumes,attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline," Rubio tweeted (lack of proper spacing and punctuation are original to his tweet.) "I support American greatness And I have no interest in returning to the 'normal' that left us dependent on China"
Rubio was immediately met with tremendous push back, including many who pointed to Trump's cabinet members' Ivy League pedigrees.
Trump — UPenn Pompeo — Harvard Law Mnuchin — Yale Esper — Harvard Barr — Columbia Ross — Yale + Harvard Acosta — Ha… https://t.co/GwyUeU4xqS— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1606227983.0
Is Rubio arguing that in order to achieve "American greatness" our public servants must avoid top colleges, have we… https://t.co/VS4uorijFu— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)1606229073.0
This is the dumbest fucking thing he's ever tweeted, which means it's the dumbest fucking thing anyone has ever twe… https://t.co/kG9Y65qxhb— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1606228240.0
Six of President Trump's cabinet members went to Ivy League schools. Jared Kushner's father donated $2.5 million… https://t.co/plQueXmdeW— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1606229907.0
if you really feel this way you shouldn't tweet so much from your Chinese-manufactured iPad https://t.co/E9hvE60YeU— George Conway (@George Conway)1606228785.0
Really? How about the “real” Cuban immigrant in the cabinet. Ali Mayorkis went to UC Berkeley, a public school, and… https://t.co/vmSHKHV9jK— DCGomez (@DCGomez)1606228828.0
@marcorubio Don Trump (1) relinquished our soft-power around the world, both trade & diplomacy, allowing China to c… https://t.co/yNlUWdHEOX— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1606230380.0
The relevance of your utterances is zero. You’ve shown yourself for who you are. It’s you, as the bootlicker you ar… https://t.co/q5RvO44h9e— Key to DC (@Key to DC)1606229555.0
@marcorubio Smart, committed people come from everywhere. This concern from @marcorubio is fake. But if we're goin… https://t.co/DTbic3Gbo3— Sam Wang (@Sam Wang)1606229246.0
Donald Trump just spent four years turbo charging American decline with Rubio’s full support. The people who have t… https://t.co/d3l0oyK1WQ— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1606229998.0
@marcorubio Trump’s cabinet picks were reality show clowns who put decline into overdrive. You’re not going to es… https://t.co/aC6Ky4VuFN— Conor Rogers (@Conor Rogers)1606229646.0
So much racism packed into Marco https://t.co/hhw7yiVMZi— melissa “cancel student debt” byrne (@melissa “cancel student debt” byrne)1606229224.0
Trump's pick for Energy Secretary was a contestant on Dancing with the fucking Stars, man. https://t.co/3boXS4AjoT— Parker Molloy (@Parker Molloy)1606228385.0
@marcorubio Public management professor here: I realize Marco's goal is to try to express populist views, but compe… https://t.co/sMxbg2SrrY— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan)1606230222.0
Of course @marcorubio ignores Linda Thomas-Greenfield (LSU and Wisconsin). I wonder why. https://t.co/9hT4ElP8SU— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1606230490.0
Disingenuous and egregiously wrong take from a man who specializes in being disingenuous and egregiously wrong all… https://t.co/2APOJIZC9g— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1606227172.0
Tell me again how social resentment isn't the defining emotion of the GOP https://t.co/fxIlpFYvhC— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1606231033.0
Donald trumps cabinet had a combined net worth of 3.2 billion dollars. https://t.co/uDNOZX2Fd1— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1606231406.0
Now do your colleagues: Josh Hawley (Stanford, Yale Law, Supreme Court clerk) Ted Cruz (Princeton, Harvard Law)… https://t.co/xQxMOz5OxQ— Brian Fallon (@Brian Fallon)1606229552.0
“American greatness” here defined as the unchecked spread of a deadly pandemic disease, rampant governmental corrup… https://t.co/RDurxwOpaB— Travis Mason-Bushman (@Travis Mason-Bushman)1606228980.0
How terrible, intelligent, experienced, rational individuals running the country....you're right that sounds terrib… https://t.co/XmPXFJ39QZ— Tawny Hammell-Spriggs (@Tawny Hammell-Spriggs)1606230183.0