Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has garnered attention for a number of tweets in recent months — from posts about ‘free reefer’ to misspelling martial law.
His latest: Claiming that there are journalists who ‘can’t contain their glee & delight’ that the U.S. has passed China as having the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world.
The comment didn’t sit well with many, as you’d imagine.
Journalists live and work in the same communities that are being ravaged by the coronavirus. Lives are being upended, while thousands of local journalists fear they may be laid off as advertising revenue plummets because of the effect the virus is having on our economy.
Meanwhile, some journalists are fighting for their life against COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus — or mourning the loss of a colleague who died from it.
Journalists from all over the country hammered Rubio over the tweet.
Here is a collection of some of the most-shared responses: