Rand Paul Says Rubio Should Resign And ‘Give His Pay Back To The Taxpayer’

December 20, 2015 4:47 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Sunday that rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) should resign and “give his pay back to the taxpayer” for failing to cast votes in the Senate.

Others have called for Rubio’s resignation, including Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and The Sun Sentinel in an editorial. Rubio has said that he is “frustrated” with voting in the Senate.

Paul joined the group calling for Rubio’s resignation during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Well, you know, the difference between Marco Rubio and I is, I show up for work,” Paul said. “And we had the biggest vote of the whole year, voting on a trillion dollars worth of spending, and he didn’t show up. So, yes, I think he ought to resign or give his pay back to the taxpayer.”

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