The super PAC backing Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign released a brutal ad Tuesday attacking Sen. Marco Rubio for skipping an all-Senators briefing following the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
The ad notes that Rubio, who has the worst attendance record in the Senate as he travels the country to boost his campaign, missed the briefing to attend a campaign fundraiser—one of many national security briefings he has missed over the years. “Politics first: that’s the Rubio way,” the ad concludes.
The ad is part of a $1.4 million television buy in Iowa this week by the super PAC, Right to Rise.
“Bush’s team dishonestly omits that Marco is on the Senate’s Intelligence Committee, where he attended the highest level briefings on the Paris attacks,” Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said in a statement. “No other candidate for president has received more classified Intelligence briefings or better understands the threats facing our nation today than Marco. It’s sad to see Jeb’s ‘joyful’ campaign reduced to such intellectual dishonesty.”
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