Amid the ethics scandals hanging over the Republican Party Of Florida, the Democratic Party Of Florida has released a new web video illustrating that GOP U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio refuses to meet the same standards of accountability he effused from the campaign stump.
From the statement released by the Democrats:
On the campaign trail, the former lobbyist strongly advocated accountability in government and Florida taxpayers holding their elected official accountable. But as revelations continue about Florida Republican leaders’ ethics scandals – specifically questions about former House Speaker Ray Sansom’s budget dealings – Rubio called questions on the issue a “distraction.”
Now it appears as if Rubio is trying to avoid ever testifying on the record about his knowledge of Sansom’s dealings and Attorney General Bill McCollum’s refusal to investigate the State GOP’s practice of giving legislators credit cards means Rubio may yet dodge the accountability for which he previously advocated.
“What does a politician-turned-lobbyist-turned-politician like Speaker Rubio do when he advocates accountability and then gets questions about his own potential involvement in or knowledge of allegedly shady dealings? He gets his political cronies to make sure he doesn’t face the same accountability he preaches for other politicians,” Eric Jotkoff, Florida Democratic Party spokesman said.