Sen. Marco Rubio and MSNBC show host Ed Schultz do not get along. Despite their already-contentious history, the feud was brought to an even bigger level when Schultz attacked Rubio on his show, “The Ed Show,” about Rubio’s speech about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which included the sentiment that the three government institutions have “weakened our people” by making government the dominant provider of our senior citizens instead of family or society.
On his show, Schultz said, “This man is suggesting that thre is a generation of Americans that care less about their parents because of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This may be one of the most offensive things I have ever heard a United States Senator say about the people of this country.” He also called Rubio a “political coward” without the “guts” to debate his viewpoints.
Schultz also talked about his own parents have benefited from Social Security. “You owe my family at least an apology, or at least be brave enough to give an explanation in front of the camera to explain what the hell you’re really talking about.” As if all of this wasn’t enough, he also said Rubio was “so stupid he doesn’t know he’s offensive” and that he “didn’t give a damn about any of the Americans.” “You’re nothing but a damn political phony, Senator. I don’t know how the hell you got into office,” he said.
I don’t doubt for a minute Schultz’s sincerity, but it’s also interesting to note that this is the second rant done by an MSNBC host in between a few months, the most recent one being the rant Lawrence O’Donnell.
You can watch the video of Schultz going crazy on Rubio below.