Hey Marco, just answer “Yes” or “No”

The Florida Times-Union has a portion of the paper’s editorial board interview with Marco Rubio on its website. The interview was conducted yesterday.

Rubio proves he has something to hide

By Chris Ingram

The Florida Times-Union has a portion of the paper’s editorial board interview with Marco Rubio on its website. The interview was conducted yesterday.

You be the judge and decide for yourself. Is this man telling the truth? Or does he have something to hide? If you think he can’t be trusted with someone else’s credit card, how can he be trusted to “do right” in the U.S. Senate?

Here’s the exchange with the Times Union:

Q: “I’d like a yes or no answer. Did you ever use your Republican Party of Florida credit card to purchase flooring for your home?”

A: “Look, I’ve already addressed these credit card questions. The bills came to my home and I always wrote a check for personal expenses.”

Q: “But did you ever use the card to purchase flooring for your home?”

A: “If there was an accident, any time there was something on there that was personal, I promptly paid out of my own pocket.”

Q: “A Florida newspaper has reported that it has obtained a copy of an e-mail from you where you acknowledge possession of four years worth of credit card statements? Why not release the copies and end the discussion?”

A: “Those credit card statements are an internal party matter. I’m not going to release them.”

For the full posting on the T-U site, click here.

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9.

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10 thoughts on “Hey Marco, just answer “Yes” or “No””

  1. It does appear he is hiding something…..however at this time I DO NOT see an alternative ……..Meek—Crist(who is only out for himself)or the other guy that no body really knows and could not possibly win. I guess it boils down to who you think will make the best decisions for the country – at this point he IS the republican candidate we in Florida elected – so we now need to support him that IS the ONLY choice. Then we watch and see if we need to vote him out the next time.

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  2. are you so against Rubio because he did not hire you for his campaign,or because he is actually making a difernece instead of throwing eggs. If you have all the answers, then put your name on the ballot!

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  3. Agreed with the above, though he should be taken to task. Crist or Meek are not options, Rubio needs to be reminded of this so if he does something remotely like it, he’s out.

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  4. He already answered the questions. He stated that he repaid his personal expenses when the bill was received. End of story. He has not done anything wrong.

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  5. Rubiohas paid back the Republican Party for any/all expenses that was owed on the card. He is a far cry ahead of Crist or Meek in his “character”….I know Crist well, he’s a smarmy pig. I don’t know Meek, but woldn’t vote for a LibTard. I believe Marco Rubio has what it takes to lead this country down the right path, and will do so! I look forward to voting for him for President someday, perhaps in 2016! Go Rubio!

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  6. Let’s look at the comments that have come out after this exchange.
    — I don’t think he could tell the truth (possible)
    — That is a man hiding something (also possible)
    — It does appear he is hiding something but their is no alternative (hmm!)
    — Tell him that he can’t do it again (once a crook…)
    — He paid the bill when told (and if he hadn’t been told?)
    — Rubio has the right stuff to lead this country. President someday. (Where is your grow house? Haven’t we one bad President in the Washington right now?)
    — It’s okay to keep the information (hmmm!)
    Bottom line. All Marco had to say was, “I was living beyond my means like everyone else. If they gave you a credit card doesn’t that mean you can use it for whatever you want?”
    Adding, :I know how to spend just look at my record in the legislature. If you have money why save it for another day just spend it now.”
    Oh, by the way, I have seen young E-5s in the Armed Forces booted out with bad conduct discharges for misuse of their government issued credit cards. Not that they did not pay the bill but they used the card at an establishment that someone thought was inappropriate. Maybe these folks should be a senator.

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  7. Marco says there might have been times when there was an “accident” in the use of his card, for example, in a flooring store. Accident? That word might be used when your puppy does something it shouldn’t on the floor, not when a highly trained and intelligent attorney takes out the WRONG credit card and buys something for his home with a business card. No one should be using a business card for personal expense, and the IRS should have a look at the credit card statements.

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