Marco Rubio Stays Classy, Attacks President Obama In Ottawa Shooting Statement
[su_right_ad]It has become a sad fact of life that it is never too soon to use tragic events for political reasons, but even within that ghoulish game, there are rules. Sure, you might expect the douchiest of politicians to make political hay at a press conference, or on some cable news segment, but official government statements following a tragic event like yesterday’s attacks on Canada’s Parliament and War Memorial tend to hew closely to the formula that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) used: our thoughts and prayers are with you, we stand with you, we are not afraid, the end.
Or, if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything. Lots of senators didn’t put out any statement at all, even presidential hopefuls like Rand Paul (R-Ky.). By rights, you really only expect this sort of statement from the highest levels of government, anyway.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) didn’t have to say anything, but he did anyway. Here’s his official statement, released this morning (via email, emphasis mine)…READ MORE