Now that Fidel Castro is slowly roasting on a spit in the bowels of hell Marco Rubio didn’t have to look far for a new enemy to hang his political career on. The failed GOP candidate who duped Florida voters into reelecting despite his lack of concern for his own state is once again focused on Washington and his own career agenda.
The angry little Cuban’s new target for his grandstanding political opportunism will be Trump Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson. Despite cries of warning from the red-baiting Democrats, the media and John McCain, Trump went ahead and tapped the Exxon-Mobil CEO as the nation’s top diplomat.
Now the stage is set for McCarthyite Senate tribunals with dashing young Marco playing the role of camera friendly chief inquisitor.
Opposition to Rex Tillerson as the next secretary of state heightened Tuesday as Marco Rubio, a key Republican vote on the panel that oversees his confirmation, said he had “serious concerns about his nomination.”
Donald Trump said Tuesday morning he would nominate the ExxonMobil CEO to the nation’s top diplomatic post, and the announcement did not split Washington along strictly partisan lines. Some Republican foreign policy hawks, like Rubio, have expressed discomfort with Tillerson’s ties to Russia.
Rubio sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the panel that will have to approve the nominee before the full Senate can vote on Tillerson. Republicans will likely only hold a one-seat advantage on the committee, meaning that Democrats along with any single Republicans can possibly scuttle the nomination.
“While Rex Tillerson is a respected businessman, I have serious concerns about his nomination,” Rubio said in a statement. “The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America’s interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America’s foreign policy goals to the president, within the administration, and on the world stage. I look forward to learning more about his record and his views.
It looks like the position of pivot man that has been missing from the ongoing John McCain-Lindsey Graham circle jerk since the retirement of Joe Lieberman has finally been filled.
It’s easy to understand the seething animosity toward Tillerson who like Donald Trump is a D.C. outsider but it’s both sad and pathetic to see scum like Rubio sharpening his blade to gut a successful captain of industry as if he were the main course at a Cuban pig roast. Not one of the career political whores attacking Mr. Tillerson have ever created one job yet they are given media cover to tear him down over sinister innuendo.
But that’s just the new normal in a country driven insane over the election of Trump and hellbent at revisiting one of the darkest periods of our history with their witch hunt for Kremlin moles.
Originally published at Downtrend.com