It seems like it’s weekly now that a CNN host experiences their progressive agendas backfiring on them while on air. This week it was CNN host Dana Bash. She attempted to paint Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as a hypocrite on Sunday.
But her plan failed miserably and she eventually had to acknowledge that she agreed with Rubio.
The senator was being interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union” by Bash. She tried to corner Rubio for requesting federal assistance for his constituents after Hurricane Ian devastated his state of Florida. She noted that the senator had opposed the major relief bill after Hurricane Sandy.
“After Hurricane Sandy hit northeastern states in 2012, you voted no on a $50 billion relief package,” Bash said. “Why should other senators vote for relief for your state when you didn’t vote for a package to help theirs?”
Rubio did not miss a beat, he immediately dispelled accusations of hypocrisy.
“I have always voted for hurricane and disaster relief. I have even voted for it without pay-fors,” the senator began.
“What I didn’t vote for in Sandy is because they had included things like a roof for the museum in Washington, D.C., for fisheries in Alaska — it had been loaded up with a bunch of things that had nothing to do with disaster relief,” he added. “I would never put out there that we should go use a disaster relief package for Florida as a way to pay for all kinds of other things people want around the country.”’
Bash moved on asking, “Will you oppose relief for Florida if lawmakers stuff a relief bill with pork?”
“I will fight against it having pork in it. That’s the key,” he responded. “We shouldn’t have that in there because it undermines the ability to come back and do this in the future.”
Bash then had to agree with Rubio that loading disaster relief bills with “pet projects” is a good way for a relief bill never to see the light of day.