Santorum: Not Fair To Blame Rubio For Having No Accomplishments


MSNBC's Joe Scarborough asks Sen. Rick Santorum to name Marco Rubio's top accomplishments as a senator. Santorum announced his support for Rubio after dropping out of the presidential race this week.

JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Can you name his top accomplishment, in the Senate, actually working in the Senate, doing something, that tilted your decision to Marco Rubio?

SEN. RICK SANTORUM: Well, here's what I would say about that, Marco is someone who has tremendous potential and tremendous gifts. If you look at being in the minority for four years where nothing got done, I guess it's hard to say there are accomplishments. What happened during that four years that was an accomplishment for anyone? It was complete gridlock.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: This is a little disturbing.

JOE: Republicans have actually been in the majority for the past two years, can you name one thing that he's passed. Just one, maybe a bill that he passed in the last two years.

SANTORUM: Joe, look, the Republicans have been in the majority for one year and one month, most of the time he was running for president. The first four years he was in the minority and nothing got done. and by the way, what happened this year?

MIKA: What did he do in Florida?

JOE: I'm not being difficult here... I'm just asking for one accomplishment... Just one, maybe a bill that he passed in the last two years. Maybe a moment in a committee.

MIKA: Jeb Bush ran Florida, Donald Trump built a company, Marco Rubio finishes this sentence.

SANTORUM: Okay. Marco Rubio was Speaker of the florida House, that is not a minor deal. Number two, he spent four years in the Senate being frustrated like everyone else that nothing got done, you can't point to him and say nothing got done and therefore he has no accomplishments...

This is a bogus argument...

JOE: All I'm asking is a simple question, I'll ask it one more time... List one accomplishment that Marco Rubio has achieved in four years in the u.s. senate, it doesn't even have to be a passed bill...

SANTORUM: The bottom line is there isn't a lot of accomplishments, Joe, and I just don't think it's a fair question to say – over the last four years where nothing has happened and then blame one person because he didn't get accomplishments.

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