Marco Rubio likes to portray him as someone who’s just like the rest of us. Well, here in Miami, he’s doing a bang-up job, so to speak, of being like a lot of the drivers in Miami. And his wife is even worse.
According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with four and his wife with 13. On four separate occasions they agreed to attend remedial driving school after a violation.
The Rubios have spent more than $1,000 paying traffic penalties over the years, but after Mr. Rubio was elected to the Senate in 2010 they took a different approach to handling their tickets.
Mr. Rubio hired Mr. Hanna, a Miami-based lawyer and donor, whose website sales pitch says, “Have you received a traffic ticket? Don’t pay it.” With Mr. Hanna’s help, Mr. Rubio’s last two citations were dismissed and seven of Ms. Rubio’s last eight were cleared.
I can disagree with Sen. Rubio on a lot of his policies and his views on how this country should be run and still respect him, but it’s stories like this and the “rules are for the little people” attitude that prove that he’s just a dick.