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After Refusing To Attend Town Hall Meetings, Marco Rubio Got Evicted From His Offices

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When Senator Marco Rubio decided to stop attending town hall meetings for his constituents, he said it was because people “get rude and stupid” at the gatherings. Rubio has gone so far out of his way to avoid confrontation with his constituents that he’s even falsely claimed he was in Europe to avoid holding a town hall — video of him proves otherwise. Rubio’s continued no-show of town hall meetings has caused concerned citizens to confront him on his own turf.

Rather than be ignored, voters in Rubio’s state began voicing their concern outside his offices in Tampa, Fla.


According to Bay News 9, more than 150 protestors have routinely gathered in front of the offices for the last several weeks.

The protests eventually led the property’s owner to evict Rubio’s team from the Tampa area building.


Speaking on the demonstrations outside Senator Rubio’s office, property owner Jude Williams told Yahoo!, “A professional office building is not a place for that. I understand their cause, but at the end of the day, it was a security concern for us.”

Williams added, “It’s not political. It’s for no other reason than good office management. Our duty is to keep a good, peaceful office building environment for our tenants, and that’s not what they bargained for.”

According to 7 News Miami, Senator Rubio had been on a month-to-month lease in the building since December.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Rubio and his team have until 5:30 on Friday to leave the premises.

Once news got out, people on Twitter voiced their concern for Sen. Rubio.

#Justsayin. ?

JK. People on social media pretty much dragged Senator Rubio all across Twitter.

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Yeah, not a lot of sympathy for the Florida senator.

However, some people on Twitter believe the protestors should do something better with their time.

There were those that thought the protestors should be locked up.

Others believe that the protestors are paid to be there.

However, people have been quick to point out a 2009 tweet where Rubio praised town halls.


#justsayin.

Rubio is no stranger to trolling IRL.

When the 45-year-old senator stopped showing up to town hall meetings, these posters began appearing around town.

Floridians have mastered the art of a good Rubio meme.

Rubio’s constituents even held a town hall meeting without the senator in attendance.

A cardboard cut-out of Rubio stood in for the actual public servant.

Following the eviction from the Tampa offices, Rubio’s offices released an official statement.

Taking questions from the press on the flight to South Carolina this morning.

A post shared by Senator Marco Rubio (@marcorubiofla) on


The Tampa Bay Times reports that Christina Madreucci, Rubio’s spokeswoman, sent out an email acknowledging their need for a new office: “We are actively looking for new office space, and our goal is to remain accessible and continue providing prompt and efficient service to all Floridians.”

Senator Rubio has maintained silence about the issue on Twitter.

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Trump's VOICE Office Was The Only Moment The Drew Boos At His First Joint Address

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Trump’s VOICE Office Was The Only Moment The Drew Boos At His First Joint Address

This was the only time President Trump got booed during his joint session address.

President Trump gave his very first address to Congress this week and it was noticeably more reserved than his past speeches. He spoke about paid family leave, affordable healthcare, and promised to pass clean air and water initiatives (despite working to dismantle President Obama’s clean water rule). Each of these long-held Democratic policies were greeted with applause from politicians on both sides of the aisle. But the most memorable moment of ire came when Trump talked about a new office he wants enacted in the Department of Homeland Security called Victims Of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE). According to CNN, the VOICE office will be funded by funneling resources currently being used to advocate for undocumented immigrants. To make a point about the importance of the office, Trump invited the families of people killed by undocumented immigrants and called them by name during his speech.

Some people immediately voiced their opinion:


Some people pointed out the similarities between Trump’s VOICE and the recurring list of crimes by Jews published in Nazi Germany.


One of VOICE’s duties is to print a weekly list of crimes committed by undocumented and documented immigrants.

Others pointed out the real issue with the perceived narrative that a list of crimes committed by immigrants would create.


It has been statistically proven that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. In fact, Business Insider reported that even though the foreign-born population has grown from 7.9 percent in 1990 to 13.1 percent in 2013, violent crimes fell by 48 percent. Furthermore, Pew Research Center found that immigrants are almost 10 percent less likely to commit crimes compared to native-born Americans.


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