‘No honeymoon’: Marco Rubio slams Joe Biden for centrist talk, radical left action
Marco Rubio growing a spine is a welcome relief.

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The Senator decries executive 'fiats' from President Biden.

A Republican U.S. Senator from Florida pressed the case Friday that President Joe Biden‘s words don’t match his actions, and that any “honeymoon” period would be to the detriment of the GOP.

Sen. Marco Rubio, in a video tweeted out from the Senator’s personal account, said Biden talked like a centrist but was governing from the radical left.

“An important thing to point out this morning,” said the Senator. “President Biden is using the words of the center, talking about unity. But he’s governing from the far left.”

The Senator denounced so-called “executive fiats” from Biden, a reference to the raft of executive orders promised by the new President and delivered in recent days.

These aren’t “normal executive fiats,” the Senator continued. Instead, “they are going down the wishlist of the far left and checking them all off.”

The Senator singled out Biden’s Executive Order “wiping out the Keystone Pipeline” as “putting hardworking, blue collar union members out of work.”

Rubio has contended previously that the key to a Republican return to power rests in mobilizing blue collar supporters, and it is clear that Biden’s position leaves what Rubio sees as an opening for critique.

“That’s a far left agenda there,” Rubio said of the decision.

The Senator also drew a line of demarcation on deportations, contending that the “moratorium” is bad policy and another sop to the left wing of the party.

“We now have a President who talks like a centrist but is governing from the far left,” the Senator concluded.

Rubio, like many Republicans, is visibly recalibrating his rhetorical strategy in Democratic Washington, with the former President still toxic in many quarters.

In a Senate floor speech this week, he offered a variation on the theme, saying that Biden’s inauguration by itself wouldn’t “make America normal again.” While his rhetoric was more measured, harbingers of inevitable ideological clashes abounded.

“Fanning the flames of grievances or pursuing vengeance disguised as accountability will not produce unity; it’s the politics of resentment and retribution, which leaves us a fractured nation of people who hate each other. Demanding that the other side agree to all of your demands isn’t unity; it’s the arrogance of believing only those who agree with us are good and anyone who disagrees is not just wrong — but actually are evil,” the Senator said.

Rubio faces an election in 2022, and spirited challenges loom. A Retire Rubio political committee is already messaging, and Democrats will line up in the coming months for the chance to do in Florida what happened in Georgia earlier this month.

Meanwhile, talk abounds that Ivanka Trump is exploring a run in the Republican primary against the Senator. While that seems to be speculation as of now, there is a lot of it, and there will be more if Rubio doesn’t keep the base in check while preserving his viability for the General Election.

Successful management of that balancing act will determine whether the Senator can pull off a third term. Meanwhile, he has more pressing concerns.

‘We’re not going to be able to sit around here in a honeymoon period and watch these things happen.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


3 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 23, 2021 at 6:08 am

    This is so pathetic! Stfu little Marco! You are a sniveling coward! Take out your Bible! Read it! Love one another! Thou shalt not lie! The SEE ME act is to little to late little Marco! Vote Florida Democrat Blue in 2022!

  • Janis lentz

    January 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Floridians have suffered this sneaky lil underhanded self-enricher far too long! From lying on his disclosure statements to grovelling to criminal Trump, deciding to run for a second term
    When no S. florida lawfirm would hire him, Florida has had NO advocate with clown 1 and clown 2 (Scott) phoning in their job! Universally disliked!

  • SANDRA OLIVA

    January 23, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    1 23 2021 OH,POOR, SAD LITTLE MARCO RUBIO! TAKE NOTE FOR THE 342,532 OF US OF NATL ERA ALLIANCE INC AND ME, ITS FOUNDER IN 1999 AND STILL PRESIDENT OF IT:

    YOU HAVE JUST ANOINTED YOURSELF AS PART OF THE CRIMINAL, CORRUPT AND MISGUIDED TRIBE OF DEMOCRACY-HATERS (THANKS TO TRUMP WHO INDOCTRINATED THEM WITH LIES LIKE YOURS)***! WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU WILL GAIN EXCEPT SOME HATS-OFF FROM THAT “TRIBE” OF BETRAYERS OF OUR CONSTITUTION.
    ONCE UPON A TIME LONG AGO, MANY OF US THOUGHT THAT YOU HELD PROMISE FOR OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. BUT NOW YOU ARE JUST VOTE-SEEKING, PLOWING THE UNWITTING VOTERS WHO YOU KNOW FULL-WELL HAVE BEEN TRUMP INDOCTRINATED, UNDER THE LAWN.

    HOW ABOUT JUST THIS ONCE YOU RETRACT YOUR BELABORED FALSE AND TREASONOUS STATEMENT? DO IT NOW, OR WE WHO HOLD MOST OF AMERICAS VOTERS AS REALISTIC AND SOO GLAD TRUMP WILL BE GONE (IF NOT IMPEACHED OUT, THEN BY NY COURTS) THAT WE WILL HAPPILY JOIN THOSE WHO HAPPILY WISH YOU G*O*N*E*, ALONG WITH YOUR INNOCENT DEVIANTS MADE SO BY YOU AND TRUMPIST LIES.

    THINK SERIOUSLY. REMEMBER YOU SIGNED A PLEDGE, ALONGSIDE OTHER NOW-MISFIT REPUBLICANS, TO PROTECT AND DEFEND OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY! DID YOU SIGN IN EARNEST? OR JUST TO “MAKE NICE”, WITH READINESS TO OVERTHROW YOUR PLEDGE AT THIS EARLIEST MOMENT?

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU, MARCO. FROM A CONSTITUENT WHO HAS IMPLORED YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS AS MY SENATOR AND BEFORE, FOR YEARS!

    WE SHALL PUBLISH THE ABOVE EVERYWHERE SO THAT AMERICA CAN REALIZE JUST WHAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU NOW CORRUPTLY MAINTAIN…

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