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“I do not have time to take a COVID test today,” Rubio said. according to a tweet from HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic. “I only take a test if I’m sick.”
Rubio’s office confirmed his plans to The Hill.
Rubio complained about the requirements for the state of the Union below his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
“For the first time in American history, you now have people who have to produce paper to go into a place, to sit somewhere, to go to the state of the Union,” Rubio said.
“You have to show them that I’m vaccinated, I took a test yesterday, they took my temperature, you know, all this,” he added. “This is what is happening now in America, is what is happening after 20 years of instilling this Marxist thought process in all aspects of our lives, and now we have come face to face with it.”
Late. Rick Scott (R-Fla) also said he may not be attending the State of the Union in a radio interview on Monday.
“Nothing good will happen,” Scott said of the address to Panama City’s News Talk 101, according to Florida Politics.
“I do not want to feel so obligated to stand up and say, ‘That’s a lie.’ Because that’s what you feel like, “Scott said.” What you feel like listening … is like ‘it’s not true’ and ‘it’s not true’ and ‘it’s not true’. And then why do it? ”
The House lifted his mask mandate ahead of Biden’s speech Tuesday, making mask wearing optional throughout the Capitol complex.
The White House also announced Monday it completes a mask requirement for employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.