Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was confronted over the weekend by a voter who asked the Republican presidential hopeful about his poor attendance record in the U.S. Senate.
"While you're in the Senate, I looked up and discovered that you've missed more votes than anybody there — Republican or Democrat. Over eight percent," a voter asked at a townhall event. "[J]ust wanted to know you're reason for that."
"Yeah, because I'm running for president," Rubio replied. "I'm here in New Hampshire talking to you."
The Florida senator, who has been criticized sharply by rival Donald Trump for his voting record, contended that many votes that take place in the Senate are not meaningful.
"And here's why: I've been in the Senate now for four years. And I'm proud to serve the people of Florida in the United States Senate. Some of the most rewarding things we do in the Senate, for example, is constituent service."
"I'm in Washington D.C., watching all these problems we just talked about, and nothing is happening. Then I see, we just win the majority in 2014 and still nothing happens. And what I concluded is that nothing is going to change here unless we put the right person in the White House."
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