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Rubio taking heat for getting behind Donald Trump

Marco Rubio’s backing of Donald Trump, even if not 100 percent, has upset some of his supporters. Twitter has lit up with messages like this:

Today Philip Klein, managing editor of the Washington Examiner, knocked Rubio as unprincipled.

“That is, far from being an inspirational moral leader, Rubio has shown himself to be more of an opportunistic politician with his finger to the wind. He latched on to the Tea Party energy when he needed it to launch a long-shot Senate bid against an establishment figure in 2010. He embraced the idea of comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 in the wake of a GOP "autopsy" suggesting it was necessary to win in a changing electorate, but then downplayed it as it became a hindrance to his presidential campaign. Now he's desperate to reconcile his past words about Trump — from just over two months ago — with his political need to fall in line behind his party's nominee.”

Full column here.

[Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:47am]


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