Marco Rubio Got Yelled at About Government Shutdown On a Plane

In case you haven't heard, the U.S. government is about to shutdown as politicians fight about Obamacare and yell loud things at each other and do things that politicians generally do.

For the most part, people aren't happy about it.

And, on Monday, some took to going after Marco Rubio as he boarded a flight from Miami to D.C.

See also: Marco Rubio is Attacking Obamacare To Make GOP Forget All That Immigration Reform Stuff

According to the Miami Herald, passengers recognized Rubez and began giving him "an earful about the looming federal government shutdown being precipitated by Congress."

A source says Rubio tried to play it cool and pretend like it's all good -- kind of like when he lunged for a bottle of water on live T.V. when he was trying to play off how thirsty he was.

Rubio sought to downplay the issue and sympathize with constituents.

At one point, a flight attendant asked him if the partial government shutdown would, in fact, begin at midnight.

Rubio responded by calling the likely impasse "not really a shutdown, more of a slowdown -- but not a good way to do business."

Ah that Rubio. So good with words.

Meanwhile, the shutdown is looking more and more inevitable.

What would Rubio do if he were in charge, we wonder?

Follow Chris Joseph on Twitter

Sponsor Content


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >