Marco Rubio makes himself a target every time he speaks publicly, and he’s also a favorite target of Twitter’s for his habit of tweeting Bible verses while acting in the opposite way his Sky Book says.
But mocking a retired 4-star General who is now serving as the Secretary of Defense for following mask mandates while traveling was going too far and stooping too low even for Rubio, who has been a faithful Trump lapdog regardless of how indifferent the Florida Retiree may be to his existence. Rubio needs that support as he faces a tough challenger for his seat in 2022 in Val Demings, a popular Democrat who’s only increased her national profile by speaking out against Rubio.Rubio knows Cadet Bone Spurs has nothing but hostility and jealousy in his heart for the military, and so Liddle Marco decided to try to curry favor with Dear Leader by mocking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who was merely following local protocols when he touched down in the Philippines and was filmed with a full face mask beneath a face shield. Rubio is apparently unaware that the COVID19 pandemic is still raging thanks to the aggressive Delta Variant, which is now accounting for the majority of infections among the still-unvaccinated. In fact, on Tuesday the Philippines recorded its highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in more than six weeks. The country has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia.
Rubio was rightly ratioed for his tweet about General Austin complying with the nation’s mandates.
Our @SecDef is vaccinated
But he arrives in the Philippines wearing a mask AND a face shield
Embarrassing COVID theatre pic.twitter.com/y0UBYEfqTD
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 29, 2021
Rubio’s home state of Florida is dealing with its own COVID-19 surge. The state leads the US in COVID-19 cases and has the highest number of residents hospitalized with COVID-19 per capita, according to data compiled by the Times. It also has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita, after Louisiana.
Marco Rubio calls It "embarrassing COVID theater" for Secretary of Defense Austin to wear a mask & face shield. But he’s unashamed that 20% of US Covid cases come from his state of FL. We need Val Demings! @RepValDemings
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) July 29, 2021
CNN’s Brianna Keilar took a swing at Rubio and hit him right in the face.
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) July 30, 2021
Watch Keilar’s full segment, below.