Both Sen. Marco Rubio and Speaker Paul Ryan have early voted, but that’s not the only thing they have in common.
Both recently cast their ballots for Donald Trump for President, and both — as if trying to avoid some sort of poltergeist — couldn’t even bring themselves to say his name out loud.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) voted early, heading to the polls on Monday and suggesting to reporters that he voted for Donald Trump for president, according to the Miami Herald.
“Nothing’s changed on that,” Rubio said when asked about whom he cast a vote for at the top of the ticket, though he didn’t mention the GOP nominee by name.
Same goes for Ryan, who said he cast his ballot for a candidate apparently named “our nominee.” Quite an endorsement:
.@SpeakerRyan: I voted for Donald Trump last week in early voting. pic.twitter.com/5TupgISFSO
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) November 1, 2016
But, this is the kind of gutless leadership we’ve come to expect from both men.
It wasn’t that long ago when Rubio declared that Donald Trump was a “con man” too dangerous to be given access to the nuclear codes, only to cravenly endorse him later on anyway.
Meanwhile, Ryan has meekly condemned Trump’s attacks on Judge Curiel — “textbook definition” of racism, he called it — attacks on the Khan family, and was even all set to appear on stage with him in Wisconsin, until the tape of Trump admitting to sexually assaulting women came to light.
Despite all that, they still support Donald Trump for President. And unfortunately for them, it’s much too late for redemption. They sealed that deal when they decided to put career over country and support “our nominee.”