When Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, promoted his “newest” campaign item — a 2016 calendar — on Twitter, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) unexpectedly took a stinging shot at the Florida senator.
“How about showing up for work today in Congress instead of selling wall calendars?” Amash replied.
How about showing up for work today in Congress instead of selling wall calendars? https://t.co/7gr6vGbjV5— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash)1450460036.0
The rebuke comes after Rubio missed a Senate vote on a huge $1.8 trillion spending and tax bill, just one day after vowing to at least attempt to slow the legislation down.
Rubio later told CBS News, "in essence, not voting for it, is a vote against it."
Amash isn’t the first of Rubio’s critics to cite his voting record.
The editorial board of the Sun Sentinel, a major Florida newspaper, recently called on Rubio to resign from the Senate if he planned to continue missing so many votes.
Rubio countered by noting that then-Senator Barack Obama and former presidential candidate John Kerry also missed votes.