Rubio Meekly Objects To Way White House Has ‘Handled’ Shutdown

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December 28, 2018 5:29 p.m.

Speaking from his home state of Florida on Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) offered a lukewarm critique of the White House’s handling of the no-end-in-sight shutdown that’s lasted nearly a full week.

“Could the White House have handled this better? Absolutely,” he said, speaking from Miami. “And I wish they had. I’m not sure it would have prevented a shutdown, but these government shutdowns are not an ideal way to function.”

Rubio joins the ranks of other Republicans who have voiced mild displeasure with President Trump’s last-minute decision to pull his support for a bipartisan continuing resolution that could’ve kept the government open until February and instead opted to make funding for his border wall a no-compromise priority, appeasing his base.

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