Marco Rubio, the presidential candidate who became famous for his bottled water drinking style has weighed in on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with lead. When asked by reporters for a comment on the situation, he said, “It’s just not an issue we’ve been quite frankly fully briefed or apprised of in terms of the role the governor has played and the state has played in Michigan on these sorts of issues.”
Really, dude? “These sorts of issues”? How many times has this happened in the past, where a state government screwed up so badly trying to save a buck that it poisoned its own citizens? There’s a reason this now a national new story and that it got mentioned in the last Democratic presidential debate.
To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson: “Newspapers, mother [expletive deleted]! Do you READ them?!
Rubio went on to say that he believes “the federal government’s role in some of these things [is] largely limited unless it involves a federal jurisdictional issue.” In other words, “Michigan, go Cheney yourselves.”
Here’s the full, pathetic clip:
No wonder so many people think he’ll be the eventual Republican presidential nominee: he is the embodiment of Republican disregard for those who aren’t in the 1%.
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