GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says government employees should be fired if they don’t do their jobs.
On the Senate floor, Rubio announced:
I would just say this for the people who are watching in the gallery, or at home, or anywhere they might see this later. I just want everybody to understand what we’re saying here. All we’re saying in this bill is, if you work at the VA and you aren’t doing your job – they get to fire you. I think people are shocked that that isn’t actually exist in the government, since there really isn’t another job in the country where if you don’t do your job, you don’t get fired.
But in this instance we’re just limiting it to one agency, this should really be the rule in the entire government, if you’re not doing your job you should be fired. But this is just limiting it to the VA because we’ve got a crisis there with the lack of accountability. And I would hope that we can move forward in this.
Fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and other conservatives have pointed out that Rubio himself has missed quite a few votes.
Breitbart News reported Rubio has missed the most votes – 81 – out of any senator currently running for president.
When asked about Rubio’s comments and the context behind them – whether he was referring to Senators and House members as well – his spokesperson Brooke Sammon told Breitbart News, “One of the reasons Marco is campaigning to be the next President is so he can finally bring accountability to the V.A.”