Profiles In Courage: Marco Rubio Attacks Intern For Writing Accurate Piece About Him

Marco Rubio out here doing Marco Rubio things.

Earlier this week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered up a rebuke of the GOP tax cuts when he told the Economist that he wasn’t sure the working class was seeing much benefit from the recently passed law. He pointed out in that interview that aside from some one-time bonuses, corporations were using the savings to buy back shares and “there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

Well, Rubio did the typical Rubio thing and backtracked from his criticism, writing an op-ed in conservative mag National Review that claimed the “tax cut bill helps workers” and the tax cuts have “been good for Americans” overall.

On Wednesday morning, Politico published a piece by editorial intern Quint Forgey that accurately summed up Rubio walking back his earlier statements on the GOP tax bill. And how did Rubio react? By taking to Twitter to attack the intern.

Right away, folks on Twitter took Rubio to task while pointing out that Forgey wrote a piece that was dead on target:

Way to go, Marco.


Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.