New York Republican: Rubio Isn’t Welcome Here

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Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) took a shot Friday at Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for embarking on a fundraising trip in New York after voting against a relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“And by the way, guys like Marco Rubio in Florida. All the money that your people have gotten in Florida over the years from every hurricane that came along,” King said on MSNBC. “And this guy has the nerve to vote against money for New York and then come up here and try to raise money. You know, he can forget it.

“I made it clear any of those people who voted and postured against money coming to New York and New Jersey and comes up here and wants to take money out of our pockets — forget it, stay home,” he said.

Rubio joined the ranks of a majority of Republican lawmakers who opposed the Sandy relief measures because the bills were packed with pork spending.

King said that the disaster, which pitted Republicans in affected districts against fiscal conservatives from other areas in the country when the issue of financial relief came about, has forever changed his relationship with his colleagues.

“My relationship with Congress will never be the same again. They made us wait 90 to 100 days to give the most basic human aid that is required. It’s absolutely disgraceful,” he said. “And when I see these Republicans, we slap each other on the back, all the camaraderie, ‘Hey, we’re great friends.’ All I know is there were people who were close to dying in my district and no one gave a damn.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

  • Virgil

    NY sure didn’t mind turning down help from Texas because they weren’t Union I’d have voted against NY aid too.Especially since it was loaded with unnecessary pork.U want money for ur state lose the pork.And quit whining.

  • JimH

    If King should be angry at anyone, It should be the Senators that loaded the relief bill down with pork.

  • Joe Robert

    Rep.King at best you are a freaking RINO..In Reality you are probably a Democrat..Your buddy King Obama put his arm around that women who I beleive owned a marina tha t was devistated and promised her and America he was gonna swiftly and quickly. Cut through the Red tape to get them Releif.As you admit he lied…Rubio is a man and politician you and Obama will NEVER be so POP your Head out of your ass and put on the badge. Of your true party.Money wasting, people manipulating, Lying Deceitful..
    DEMOCRAT.Get out of my party…we are tired of your Type you lie so much you are believing your own [expletive deleted]The good people of NY.deserve better thanYOU…

  • Native Blood

    Isn’t it the burden of the congress to provide financial relief to states in distress?

    Why would a vote from a senator make a big deal? Anyways, Rubio is probably being accosted by lobbyists for his financial desires so fund raising is just a hobby of his. This subject seems to be a non-sequitur