Marco Rubio made the rounds this morning to talk about his response to the State of the Union address, but mainly the water.
Explained Rubio to George Stephanopoulos on GMA:
"I needed water, what am I going to do? God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human."
"My mouth got dry, and I had to get some water. You know, when you give a speech on a podium and the water is right there, but when you don’t, you start looking around thinking, 'Where am I going to get the water?' I figured I was better off just taking that water and taking the hit for it then being unable to pronounce my words. It’d been a long day at work, we’d already done an 18-minute recording in Spanish — and you know, my mouth got dry, what can I say? But I was happy overall with what we were able to deliver."
And Morning Joe called it a "cheap shot" but then said Rubio had "performance issues".
Said Mika Brzezinski:
"I think there were performance issues. These things happen when you don’t really know what you’re saying or believe what you’re saying or feel what you’re saying."
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