Florida has many government jobs and Sen. Rubio does not want to see things shutdown
As we get closer to Friday’s deadline to keep the Federal Government open one lawmaker wants to keep things moving forward. Sen. Marco Rubio, was on the Sunday morning political talk shows and he told both NBC Meet the Press and CBS Face the Nation he wants no part of a government shutdown.
“We have a potential crisis brewing with North Korea. We’ve seen what’s going on, the ongoing crisis in Syria. We don’t know what the outcome of the French election is going to be, but that could potentially throw the European Union and the NATO alliance into some level of consternation,” the Republican senator said.
“We cannot shut down the government right now,” Rubio said. “That would just have catastrophic impact, in my view — or certainly [a] very destabilizing, I should say, impact on global affairs.”
Rubio gave President Donald Trump and his team high marks on his foreign policy efforts. He also felt that the president’s so called “flip-flops,” on some issues as he gets his bearings around Washington were unfair.
“You have to make the decisions that make real impact and consequence and I think that is what you are seeing here,” Rubio said.
“Our options oftentimes on foreign policy are not a choice between a good one and a bad one,” Rubio added. “It is a choice between two less than ideal options and you are trying to find the least harmful of the two.”
Rubio also said “this whole flip-flop thing is a political thing. In every other aspect of our life, people change their minds or make different decisions when presented with a set of facts different from what they thought. Why should that not be the case especially with something as important as the presidency?”
Quotes used in this story came from NBC and CBS