American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement ontonight’s GOP presidential debate:
“We’ll say it again: No Republican candidate for president is remotely ready to serve as commander-in-chief. Tonight saw candidates call for the bombing of civilians, enthusiastically endorse inhumane torture methods, and even float closing down mosques. Candidates bragged about their attacks on women’s healthcare, doubled-down on disproportionate tax-cuts for the wealthy few, and re-stated their commitment to anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies — making it clear that the GOP remains an exclusionary party beholden to its ultra-wealthy donors.
“And then there’s Marco Rubio. The Rubiobot got stuck on repeat, offering nothing but canned talking points, and still had no answer when challenged on his lack of accomplishments and failure to show up for work. He needed a big night tonight, but a system glitch had him short-circuiting.”
Published: Feb 6, 2016