December 5, 2021

Senator Rubio Calls Charlie Crist A Phony, Embarrassment


It was only a matter of time before Senator Marco Rubio chimed in on Charlie Crist’s “absurd” statement that the reason why he left the Republican Party was because it veered “hard right” and became racist.

Rubio appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto, where Cavuto ask him if he though Crist was a phony, and Rubio replied, “absolutley.”

Even Democrats will be embarrassed that Charlie Crist became a Democrat-Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio asked why didn’t Crist just become an Democrat instead of an Independent, if he really felt this way?

Even after four years, Rubio still owns Crist. Dale! (Cuban slang for BOOM! POW! ZAP! KABOOM!)

Here is the exchange:

Charlie Crist: No, it was because I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president. I’ll just go there. You know, because I was a republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing. It was intolerable to me.

Neil Cavuto: What did you think of that?

Marco Rubio: I think it’s ridiculous and silly. Two points I would make. First of all, I’m even cautious to even dignify that with a serious response. My prediction is by the end of this election, even Democrats will be embarrassed that Charlie Crist became a Democrat. If this was in fact how he felt at the time, why didn’t he say it? Why didn’t he say I’m not running as a Republican because I think the republican party has become what he accuses it of becoming and why didn’t he switch to Democrat?

Why did he run as an Independent? Why didn’t he do that at the time? Why did it take him four years to say what he’s saying? It’s just not a serious thing. That’s my second point. I’ve never met a single Republican activist involved in my campaign that has ever, in my opinion, ever been motivated by race to state their objections. I think it’s absurd and quite frankly it’s barely worthy of any sort of response. But because he’s running for Governor of my state, I guess I need to say what I said.

Neil Cavuto: Do you think he’s a phony?

Marco Rubio: Absolutely. I believe that during the campaign. That’s one of the reasons why I ran for the U.S. Senate. I didn’t want my next U.S. senator to be someone like that, who wouldn’t just be trustworthy in moments of importance for the country, but who would embarrass us by saying these sorts of ridiculous things.

Neil Cavuto: If he’s a phony, he leads in the polls. It’s still early.

Marco Rubio: He led in the polls against me too.

Neil Cavuto: Very good point. Very good point.

Marco Rubio: I think once people start to focus in and they realize it’s the same Charlie Crist that’s running, that he is the same guy that’s been basically on every side of every single issue before the country and the state, I think those numbers will change dramatically.

Rubio’s smack down of Crist even made my dog Gonzo cringe.



The U.S. House of Representatives has just pass a bill that would hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for pleading the Fifth Amendment, and refusing to answer questions regarding the tax agency’s targeting of tax exempt organizations, namely conservative “Tea party” groups.

Democrats are calling foul here, saying that Lerner had the right to plead the Fifth Amendment, but Republicans say that she waived that right after delivering an detailed opening statement at her hearing, before invoking her right against self-incrimination.

The House also voted 250-168 to approve a resolution the calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an special independent counsel to look into the IRS probe of these organizations.

Fat chance this will happen, as the Department of Justice has already brushed off contempt charges waged against Eric Holder himself.

Congressional Democrats contend that Holder has already been investigating the IRS, but Republicans like Florida Congressman Bill Posey are quick to point out that the person appointed to lead the investigation into the IRS is a “partisan Democrat,” who has donated to President Obama’s past campaigns.

“Earlier this year I led an effort with the support of over fifty of my House colleagues demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate these IRS abuses.

Instead, A.G. Holder has appointed a partisan Democrat to lead the Justice Department’s internal investigation who has donated thousands of dollars to the President’s campaign and other Democrat campaigns. This is completely unacceptable.-Rep. Bill Posey (R)

Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida, who In 1988 was impeached by the Congress for impeached for bribery and perjury, took issue with the Lerner vote, saying that “we should get off their (IRS) backs,” and that the real scandal was the Republican effort of “looking for scandal when there is no scandal.”

“Lois Lerner has obstructed Congressional inquiries into her role in the illicit targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. I fully support holding her in contempt of Congress for her refusal to answer questions surrounding the malfeasance of the IRS.

Furthermore, the same Department of Justice that inquired into the possibility of using criminal prosecutions against conservative groups has produced zero results after a year’s worth of investigation into the IRS abuses. The appointment of a special prosecutor is long overdue.”-Rep.Ron DeSantis (R)

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz recently sent a letter to AG Holder, asking him again to appoint a special independent counsel to look into “the illegal targeting program conducted by staff at the Internal Revenue Service in direct communication with the Department of Justice.”