Saying prayers and citing Bible verses in order to get through the dark days of the COVID pandemic is something many Americans have done since the outbreak. Senator Marco Rubio likes to tweet scripture on a regular basis for himself and to inspire Americans whenever the chips appear to be down.
But according to Florida State Senator Tina Polsky and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, both Progressives Democrats, Rubio is wasting his time tweeting his "Bible verses."
In response to a tweet Sen. Rubio sent out this past Sunday, where Rubio griped about how Americans were fed up with politicians telling them to obey strict pandemic mandates but at the same time refusing to adhere to those restrictions themselves, the Jewish-American Polsky believes Rubio should be tweeting more "helpful" things in regards to the pandemic.
"It’s very simple Senator," stated Polsky. "If you would advocate wearing masks and social distancing, we could have all businesses open. Your bible verses haven’t much helped this situation improve. How about tweeting something helpful and actually represent your constituents. Whining isn’t it.
Here is the Rubio tweet Polsky took issue with:
"People are tired of being told they have to stay home & can’t work or open their business by people who break their own rules and haven’t missed a paycheck."
He makes a great point considering how many legislators and governors around the country have been caught violating their very own travel restrictions and COVID mandates. California Governor Gavin Newsom, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (all Democrats), to name a few, have all been caught red-handed violating their own mask mandates and social distancing orders.
It’s very simple Senator. If you would advocate wearing masks and social distancing, we could have all businesses open. Your bible verses haven’t much helped this situation improve. How about tweeting something helpful and actually represent your constituents. Whining isn’t it. https://t.co/Ipn3kJxIuI
— State Senator Tina Polsky (@TinaPolsky) December 20, 2020
Polsky may have been asleep at the wheel when she decided to respond to Rubio's tweet.
Considering that the senior senator has always advocated for masks to be worn wear and for social distancing to take place, and has tweeted critical COVID-19 relief information, Polsky's response to Rubio badly misses the mark.
Very few Republican law-makers have come out against the safety practices, including Rubio, who has always pushed for the use of the "damn mask."
"The area where I think we have to definitely really surge on is nursing homes, ALFs [assisted living facilities], congregate living facilities that have a high number of people or obviously populations of people that are high risk. Those are the places where you're really going to cut down the death rate if you can prevent outbreaks ... and that's where I hope we focus both our testing and our prevention effort," Rubio told reporters after a GOP lunch with Vice President Pence. "And then everyone should just wear a damn mask, like you guys are, like I am right now." (Hill)
Meanwhile, Rubio has been credited with pushing forward the successful PPP plan that has saved thousands of small businesses and referred to as a "vital lifeline" during the pandemic.
By the way, who questions the use of Bible passages?