Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the son of immigrants himself and representative of nearly half a million undocumented immigrants, took to Twitter today to respond to President Trump’s shameful decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects children who arrived in the United States as children from deportation.
But as usual, the perpetually spineless “Little Marco” could only offer the same passive-aggressive response that he does to everything Trump does – fire off a couple sanctimonious tweets of Bible verses, showing time and time again that he’s too cowardly to actually take a stand against the President and defend the people he represents.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me"; Matthew 25:35
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 5, 2017
Former Brookings Institute fellow and former General Counsel for the National Security Agency, Susan Hennessey, took to Twitter to slam Rubio’s bare-minimum response in epic fashion.
Our Republican-strangled Congress is barely capable of passing even the most basic legislation without it devolving into a humiliating and protracted political battle between the nihilistic extremists in the Freedom Caucus and the sycophantic corporate servants in the establishment GOP.
Sending DACA to Congress with almost guarantees 800,000 productive members of American society will have their lives upended so that the White House can enact its deplorable agenda of soft ethnic cleansing.
If Rubio wants to actually prove that he cares about his fellow immigrants and their children, he’ll introduce a bill himself and take a stand against the racists in the White House.
If he’s content to reaffirm the nation’s perception of him as an entirely useless talking head who doesn’t even have the integrity to reach John McCain levels of public pushback before falling in line behind the White House anyway, he’ll continue to sit idly by and do nothing like he always does.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.