Fox News host Greta Van Susteren pressed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday to explain “what was so important” that he missed an important Senate vote on a $1.8 trillion spending and tax bill.
Rubio argued the bill was a “typical Washington move” and the “outcome was pre-determined.”
“I’m out running for president so this never happens again,” he said. “So we were in Iowa. And we were working hard because we’re going to win this election so the American people are no longer subjected to these kinds of votes, where the outcome is already pre-determined.”
Rubio also claimed there was “no transparency” with the spending bill and was “rammed down the throat of Congress.”
Van Susteren pushed back, telling the Florida senator that it’s “part of the job.”
“Does it not send a message to the American people that, well, you thought you had something more important to do?” she said, adding that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is also running for president, did vote on the bill.
Watch the clip via Fox News below: