Marco Rubio misses town hall, cornered twice by constituents
First things first: Florida Republican Senator and former presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was, as his aides had instructed the media, in Europe this week during Congressional recess. But then he came back. And he was quickly peppered with questions about his absence from town halls (and ubiquity on mock milk cartons citywide) by a Miami resident who’d watched a few too many episodes of “TMZ.” As anyone who’s followed Rubio’s career knows, weird shit happens when that guy’s in airports (and, apparently, he also gives himself three fewer seconds than most to salvage fumbled foodstuffs).
What Rubio didn’t anticipate was that very same rogue cameraman, along with other protesters and amateur videographers, sabotaging the Florida International University public affairs course he occasionally drops in on as a visiting scholar. To little Marco’s credit, he was big enough to stick around for 10 minutes and get into policy debate with constituents worried about a world without Obamacare. And, in our personal highlight ( 9:20 into the extended footage), put teenage photo takers on the spot about Pink Floyd.