Thursday, February 23, 2017

Marco Rubio has been found

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

  • Screengrab via Twitter
He's OK, folks.

Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has been noticeably absent from meeting with his constituents at citizen-organized town halls, has finally been located.

Rubio was apparently in Europe over the last few days, but was spotted by a Miami-based labor organizer at the Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning. In the video (see below), which was posted to Twitter, the protester can be heard saying, "We need to hear from you, Senator. We need to hear from you. We're constituents. Are you going to host a town hall? Senator, I thought you were in Europe. Are you going to host a town hall, Senator?"

Rubio, of course, doesn't answer any of these questions and descends with his aides down an escalator.

His whereabouts are now uncertain.

Rubio's press secretary told Orlando Weekly that the senator avoided the scheduled town hall in Tampa last night because "the organizers are deceiving people by falsely advertising this event," and that the events are organized by the activist group Indivisible. However, organizers from the Tampa town hall have informed us they have no affiliation with this group what so ever.

Besides missing last night's Tampa town hall, the Miami New Times reports that the senator plans to also miss a town hall scheduled for tonight in Miami.

Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 21, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation