(Any underlines are mine.)
"Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday's Senate vote approving a massive $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package--a day after he suggested that he could try to slow the legislation down.
The Florida Republican, who is running for president, was the only 2016 contender to miss the vote, which is the Senate's final vote of the year.
Rubio defended his absence in an interview, telling CBS News that 'in essence, not voting for it, is a vote against it."
eye'm thynkin': How about, we decide to not pay you, since "in essence" not bothering to vote (that's your job!) is like extending you a political welfare check? It only seems fair since we know how much you hate the idea of public assistance for those too lazy to work.
Or maybe you just couldn't figure out how to use your campaign credit card to buy a plane ticket back to the office?
Read more at The Hill