As if anyone needed more evidence of liberal media bias, here it is.
5 Senators missed votes to run for President, the mainstream media demanded the resignation of 1 of them pic.twitter.com/re40V6oaqt
— Aaron Robinow (@aaronrobinow) November 8, 2015
Of course, even if you’d missed the news previously, you can easily pick out of the lineup which of the five the media called out for missing Senate votes. Yes, one of Florida’s largest newspapers, the SunSentinel, issued a harsh editorial recently calling on Sen. Rubio to resign over missing votes this year.
But as you can see from the graphic above, Rubio’s missed far fewer votes than other high-profile Democrats running for president in recent years. Anyone remember how vocal the mainstream media was calling out Sen. Barack Obama for missing 80% of his Senate votes while running for president — or his record of voting “present” when he did vote? And have we heard a peep about former Sen. Hillary Clinton’s voting record? Wouldn’t it be natural to discuss Rubio’s in context?
While the voting records are fairly clear, what’s less clear is why fellow Republican Jeb Bush has chosen to pile on this attack against Rubio, as he did in the most recent GOP debate.[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]