WATCH: CNN’s Brianna Keilar Absolutely Destroys Marco Rubio Over Mask Insults
At one time, Marco Rubio was considered the future of the Republican party. He was taken apart by Donald Trump during the 2016 primary though, and never really recovered.
Nowadays, the Florida senator makes most of his statements via vague Twitter feed. This week, Rubio slammed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for wearing a mask and face shield during a visit to the Philippines. The senator tweeted, “Our Defense Secretary is vaccinated But he arrives in the Philippines wearing a mask AND a face shield Embarrassing COVID theatre.”
Mocking Rubio for the tweet, CNN’s Brianna Keilar told viewers, “All the way back in America, this appeared to somehow personally affect Rubio who called it ’embarrassing covid theater.’ The problem is the Philippine government has mandated that everyone must wear both face shields and face masks while in public places.. Why? And I know this is scandalous, they’re trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus which, let’s not forget, has killed more than 610,000 of our fellow Americans.”
The host continued:
“Rubio is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, so you would think if he saw a cabinet member wearing a protective get-up he usually doesn’t in a foreign country, it might occur to him that there could be different rules or norms there. And he could have saved himself scorn by doing a little research before the rip. And Rubio, mocking masks, that’s really where we are still as we learn that vaccinated people while hugely protected from hospitalization or death compared to the unvaccinated can spread the delta variant perhaps as easily as chickenpox.”