Citizens of Florida, meet your distinguished Senator who does NOT share the values of most of his constituents. Thanks to some great journalism at Think Progress, we now know that Senator Marco Rubio is a bigot. Though he’d prefer you not call him that. He apparently thinks that the ability to hold a job is some sort of “special protection”? If that’s the case, is he volunteering to support LGBT while they don’t work?
Anyway, here’s how the conversation went down…
KEYES: The Senate this summer is going to be taking up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which makes it illegal to fire someone for being gay. Do you know if you’ll be supporting that?
RUBIO: I haven’t read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I’m not for any special protections based on orientation.
KEYES: What about on race or gender?
RUBIO: Well that’s established law.
KEYES: But not for sexual orientation?
So when he says “By and large I think all Americans should be protected” it leaves open the question what other groups he’s perfectly fine discriminating against besides the LGBT community? Only time will tell. Well this is all I needed to hear from Senator Rubio. He better enjoy his time in one of our nation’s highest offices, because I suspect it’s just gotten much shorter after this video.