“It was pretty damn rude of Rubio, quite frankly.” ~ Mark Levin
Pro-amnesty presidential candidate Marco Rubio no-showed the first ever “CR Conservative Conference” in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday evening after committing to speak at the event hosted by Conservative Review.
As we reported earlier, Rubio, who has already received considerable criticism for not showing up to work as a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C. was scheduled to speak at the inaugural conservative grassroots event, but surprisingly didn’t show up at the last minute.
Principled, but yet outspoken constitutional scholar Mark Levin, a leading conservative talk show host, as well as a best-selling author and the editor-in-chief of Conservative Review, was not the least bit happy with Rubio’s failure to appear.
Levin wondered if Rubio, a lifelong supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens (despite his current campaign rhetoric to the contrary), had ditched the thousands of grassroot conservatives in attendance in favor of one of the many pro-illegal immigration groups like La Raza, which translated into English means “the race.”
Breitbart reports that Mark Levin thought Marco Rubio’s absence was “pretty damn rude,” especially considering that Rubio had pledged to attend and speak.
“This isn’t about surrogates speaking. Are they running for President of the United States?” Levin asked. “This is about the candidate speaking.”
“If the conservative convention is not good enough for Marco Rubio, it’s not good enough for his surrogates,” Levin said. “Cruz didn’t send a surrogate in here. Carson didn’t send a surrogate in here. The others who stayed away … that’s up to them.”
“I have nothing against Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy , but this is the conservative convention, and we had some presidential candidates show up,” he said of Carson and Cruz, adding “and their guy [Rubio] bailed out.”
Levin speculated: “Maybe he had a meeting with the Ripon society or something. Or LULAC [League of United Latin American Citizens], or La Raza.”
“It was pretty damn rude of Rubio, quite frankly. It is up to him to do what he wants to do, but … we had several thousand people to hear what he wanted to say,” Levin concluded.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson did fulfill their commitments and gave passionate and well-received speeches at the event, along with top conservatives like Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and also Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.
Many will see Rubio’s no-show as a real slap in the face to grassroots conservatives, and will cast further shadows on his already questionable principles.