Q&A of the day – There's more that unites Rubio, McConnell & Trump than not

Q&A of the day – There’s more that unites Rubio, McConnell & Trump than divides them

It’s the Q&A of the day. Each day I’ll feature a listener question that’s been submitted by one of these methods. 

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Today’s note comes from @MsFallFiveon Twitter: 

@FoxNews @brianmuddradio Since when, is Marco Rubio or Mitch McConnell, part of the same political party @POTUS is?

Bottom Line: Questions/statements like these are among my favorites to research and address. Why? Because I’m a big political geek A) and there’s often a significant difference between perception and reality. Prior to Ron DeSantis becoming Governor I produced a story based on his Congressional voting record that showed that while he was more conservative than not, his reputation for being a hard-liner on the right was false based on his voting record. 35% more membersof the US House had more conservative voting records than he did. In this case there’s the perception that Rubio and McConnell aren’t conservative enough to be aligned with Trump and/or or RINOS. So, let’s look at the voting records. 

First up Marco Rubio. How often has Marco voted in favor of President Trump’s position on legislation? 92% of the time. So, not only does Marco align with President Trump more than nine times out of ten, he’s voted for President Trump’s positions 1.2% more often than the average Republican Senator. So,what about McConnell?

Mitch McConnell has voted with President Trump’s position 94.3% of the time or 3.5% more than the average Republican – not to mention clearing the path for record confirmations of President Trump’s judicial nominees.It might be that there are specific issues that stick out to you that cause you to have aparticularfeelingthat’s different than the voting record;but it’s also more likely that it’s really media manipulation of those issues and positions.That’s perhaps especially in the case of these two politicians. Many in news media are interested in turning would be Republican voters against Republican politicians, especially influential ones like Mitch and Marco. Anyway, Mitch and Marco are more likely to support President Trump than most Republicans in the Senate and probably Melania as well.

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