I didn’t stay up to watch Sen. Marco Rubio’s response to the State of the Union, but I’m reading that he did okay until he went dry — literally.
Political futures are made and lost on moments like this, but I think it’s more important that Sen. Rubio was one of the 22 Republicans who voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, citing, among other things, the fact that it extended coverage to Native Americans.
Additionally, I have concerns regarding the conferring of criminal jurisdiction to some Indian tribal governments over all persons in Indian country, including non-Indians.
Cottonmouth stage-fright is one thing. Being a right-wing misogynistic jerk is another.