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Scarborough: Arguments Against Rubio Are ‘He Is the Republican Obama,’ ‘an Empty Suit’


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Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough doubled down on the claim Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is the “Republican Obama.”

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Scarborough pointed to the two arguments against Rubio when laying it out, explaining that Rubio was seen as an aspirational politician and that it is unclear what he represents.

“There are two arguments,” Scarborough said.” The first argument is, he is the Republican Obama and he really is. They anointed him, Time magazine anointed him the Republican savior before he threw his first pitch. And the second argument, which is a devastating argument that worked a long time ago in the state of Florida had to do with him being an empty suit. And I remember Florida Trend had just an empty suit and it asked whether a certain senator from the state of Florida was an empty suit. It was devastating.”

Later in the segment, Scarborough compared him to then-Sen. Barack Obama of 2008.

“Both of whom, the second they get to Washington, DC, decided they were running for president instead of deciding they were going to be,” he added. “Please, give me a list of accomplishments of every candidate, put it up there next to him and let’s see who the emptiest suit is. There’s not really a competition.”

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