Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Rubio Is a Prune Packaged in Tinsel

Monday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz  attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as the same old Republican ideas with a young Hispanic face saying he is “a prune” with “some tinsel around it.”

Wasserman Schultz  said, “I see him as a flat earth society worshiper. They’re going to try to portray him as some kind of new and fresh face. He’s nothing more than the same old tired Republican policies that he’s embraced. He’s called increasing the minimum wage silly. He has suggested that paycheck fairness for women is a waste of — fight for paycheck fairness is a waste of time. He supports increasing taxes on the middle-class and his tax plan that he released is, again, just a Replication of more of the same. Tax cuts for the wealthiest most fortunate Americans. So if you want to put what is essentially a prune and package some tinsel around it, that does not make you fresh and new.”

She continued her assault on the junior Florida Republican by calling him a “guy who says — who represents the state of Florida, who lives in South Florida, can see the flooding that occurs on Ocean Drive when there is a huge amount of rain, to continue to be a climate change denier is not fresh and new.”

“He’s more of the same and to add insult to injury, to have walked away from his own comprehensive immigration reform,” she added. “If Marco Rubio couldn’t even hack the pressure from the right wing Tea Party extremists after he embraced and authored and helped push through comprehensive immigration reform in the senate, a little pressure on him and walked away and folded like a house of cards, how will he hack the presidency?”

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