Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tried to make crime an issue in his race against Rep. Val Demings and gave him his head.
The exchange on Twitter:
27 years of donning a bulletproof vest to work as a law enforcement officer is not a “sudden interest” in fighting violent crime. Reduced violent crime by 40% as Orlando Police Chief while Marco Rubio was home sleeping in his bed. https://t.co/H48ovDgvMD
—Val Demings (@valdemings) February 9, 2022
You can always tell when Senator Rubio is running for re-election because he takes the talking points of Fox News into overdrive.
For example, Rubio accuses Joe Biden of giving free meth to minority communities:
Biden Is Sending Free Crack Pipes And Meth To Minority Communities In The Name Of ‘Racial Equity’
– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 8, 2022
Fox News has been talking about crack pipes nonstop for the last 24 hours, so that’s where Rubio got the crack pipes from. He appears to have fabricated the methamphetamine charge on his account.
If Rubio had said that Joe Biden is sending ice cream cones to minority communities, that would be believable because the president loves his ice cream, but no one with a functioning brain cell believes that Biden is dishing out meth.
Marco Rubio made a big mistake after Val Demings in Crime
It’s an old political strategy to take an opponent’s strength and turn it into a weakness, but that idea backfired on Marco Rubio in spectacular fashion. Val Demings spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement, and Marco Rubio has never had a real job outside of running for office.
Rubio is worried about the formidable Rep. Demings, who could present the toughest electoral challenge he has ever faced to keep his Senate seat.
Demings gutted it when her campaign tried to disparage her for fighting crime. The race for the Florida Senate could become a conflict between the policeman (Demings) and the lawless politician for life (Rubio).
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Group and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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