Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has long been considered a Tea Party favorite and a young champion of conservatism who is on the short list of 2016 Republican presidential candidates. The problem is that he seems to be accumulating a long train of very questionable positions / behaviors.
Most recently, Rubio called for sending arms to the Syrian rebels. Even if one could be given the benefit of the doubt relative to believing there are forces for good within the ranks of the Syrian rebels, the days when such forces may have been in control passed long before Rubio enunciated his latest position.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, proposed the U.S. provide ammunition to the Syrian opposition Wednesday, warning that the rebels feel “abandoned” by the West.
“I think it behooves us to do everything we can to ensure that the strongest elements in Syria post-Assad are those that are listening to us, can be influenced by us and have a desire not just to keep the Syrian nation together but to respect the rights of the diverse country that Syria is,” he said, told an audience at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Rubio said that while there are “plenty of weapons in Syria, what the opposition really needs is access to ammunition. And I think one of the things we can consider, if we can identify a couple of responsible groups, or more responsible groups, that we feel have built capacity, ammunition is something we can provide, which is not weaponry, per se, but is essential to the weaponry.”
Couple that untenable position held by Rubio today with his extremely tepid performance while questioning then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and we have two very tangible instances that benefited the Muslim Brotherhood:
That weak performance with Hillary, along with the ridiculous stance that says the Syrian rebels should be armed, is made even worse when one considers that Rubio was one of the handful of Senators / Congressmen that didn’t just remain silent in the face of irrefutably legitimate concerns about Hillary’s closest adviser, Huma Abedin.
He went on record in Abedin’s defense.
The pattern of behavior exhibited by Rubio is increasingly disturbing.