Rubio Compares Biden's 'Wartime President' Posturing to 'Arsonist Running for Firefighter'

Rubio Compares Biden's 'Wartime President' Posturing to 'Arsonist Running for Firefighter'

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
October 25, 2023

As we inch closer and closer to the brink of war, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) had choice words against President Biden in a recent appearance on Fox's Jesse Watters Primetime, saying his weakness abroad has allowed the current tensions in the Middle East to happen. More to the point, he compared Biden's posturing as a "wartime President" to "an arsonist running as the world's best firefighter."

Host Jesse Watters began by playing footage from a recent event held by former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, where a heckler demanded she denounce President Biden's "warmongering" speech calling for funding to both Israel and Ukraine. Her heated demands he "sit down" prompted Watters to ask Sen. Rubio, "What does that tell you?"

"It has become a slogan: "Peace through strength." It is actually real, and it is more real in the Middle East than any other part of the world," answered Rubio, who then pointed to the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, the Biden Administration's disdain towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their judicial crisis, and attempts to negotiate with Iran that amount to appeasement as proof of weakness.

"This administration is not leveling with the American people," Rubio continued, pointing out the various attacks against American troops by Iranian proxy militias have occurred "because they do not believe Joe Biden will do anything about it. And why should they?"

Watters then asked if it was "sleazy" of President Biden to potentially run in 2024 as "a wartime President," which prompted Rubio's remark, "It is almost like an arsonist running as the world's best firefighter."

"Of course, you are first on the scene. In this particular case, it is disturbing. Because on top of everything else... Look, I know that we, internally, in our politics, talk about the guy who falls down some stairs and says things that don't make any sense. But you know, they watched that in Iran, they watched that in Beijing, and they watched that in Moscow as well. No country, no rational leader has ever gotten into a conflict that they do not believe they can win, and they measure everything. The Iranians would have never ordered those proxies had they believed that they would be directly held responsible and that there were any actual, credible threats of retaliation," Rubio concluded.

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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