Fighting for Florida

Sen. Rubio: "The President Is Absolutely Absent From This Debate"

"He has completely disengaged from this issue, and he assigned Joe Biden to negotiate it for him, and then sent Joe Biden to Russia."

Senator Marco Rubio

“The Jimmy Cefalo Show”

WIOD-AM Miami

March 10, 2011

Senator Rubio: “Now the conversation’s not a serious one yet. You know, the Senate Democrats, the bill they offered as an alternative to the House bill, only cut $6 billion in spending – that’s really what we’re borrowing in one day. By noon today, we will have borrowed half of that in order to fund the government, so it’s not really a serious goal.

“And here’s what’s missing in all of this, and I don’t mean to be overly partisan, the President is absolutely absent from this debate. He is nowhere to be found. He refuses to engage. This is a President that as a Senator, as a candidate, and early on in his presidency, repeatedly said that he was going to make the tough choices, get involved, get engaged, deal with this pressing issue that faces our country. He has completely disengaged from this issue, and he assigned Joe Biden to negotiate it for him, and then sent Joe Biden to Russia.”