CNN Analyst Throws Objectivity Out The Window — Welcomes Marco Rubio To ‘The Resistance’ [VIDEO]

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CNN political commentator Catherine Rampell welcomed Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to “the resistance” on air Wednesday after he criticized the GOP tax bill.

“I want to say, ‘Marco Rubio, welcome to the resistance,'” Rampell replied when asked by CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin about Rubio’s recent comments on the GOP tax reform bill. Rampell’s comments come after Rubio told The Economist in an April 26 interview there is “no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”


“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” Rubio said to The Economist. “In fact, they bought back shares; a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

Rubio’s comments caused Democrats like Rampell to continue to question the tax bill, even though at least 164 companies have gone on record, stating they gave bonuses and pay raises to employees because of the tax reform bill. (RELATED: 164 Companies Credit Tax Reform For Bonuses And Pay Raises)

“Look, this tax bill was a two-fer. It was bad policy and bad politics, and Republicans are finally figuring this out that not only was it a huge giveaway to the wealthy and was gonna increase our debt massively,” Rampell said. “They care more about the fairness in the system than their own tax burdens.”

The Florida Senator corrected his comments Wednesday in an op-ed for National Review.

“Overall, the Republican tax-cut bill has been good for Americans. That is why I voted for it,” Rubio continued. “But it could have been even better for American workers and their families.”

Rubio was one of the Republicans threatening to vote against the GOP’s tax reform bill if leadership did not raise the amount of refundable child tax credit to $1,400. After changes were made, Rubio decided he would vote “yes.”

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