• Marco Rubio AWOL For Critical Senate Vote to Fund Government and Planned Parenthood

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claim on the presidential campaign trail that they are pro-life.

    Yet, they skipped a critical cloture vote Tuesday that would have shown where their allegiances lie regarding funding for Planned Parenthood, the highly controversial abortion provider is allegedly in the business of selling aborted baby body parts to the highest bidder.

    Rubio and Graham turned up as no-shows for a critical cloture vote that allowed the U.S. Senate to vote through the Continuing Resolution on the budget, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to fund the government, including Planned Parenthood, without risking a shutdown.

    Rubio said at last weekend’s Value Voters Summit that he hopes by the year 2020 “we will be able to say that abortions after 20 weeks are illegal, that no taxpayer money is used to fund abortions here or abroad, and that Planned Parenthood doesn’t receive a penny from the federal government.”

    Being present for the vote would’ve supplied evidence that he is willing to back up his speeches with actual actions.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), on the other hand, were present and voted “no.”

    Every Democrat in the U.S. Senate voted for McConnell’s Continuing Resolution (CR). The vote succeeded 77 to 19 without Rubio or Graham’s help,

    Rubio’s has the worst voting attendance record in the entire U.S. Senate.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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