Sen. Marco Rubio voted against a pork-filled disaster aid package after Superstorm Sandy in 2013, and he said he’ll also reject aid after Hurricane Ian’s slam into his state of Florida if his fellow lawmakers “load it up” with spending not related to the storm.
“I will fight against it having pork in it,” the Florida Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We shouldn’t have that in there because it undermines the ability to come back and do this in the future.”
Congress is capable of voting for disaster relief after key events such as Hurricane Ian “without using it as a vehicle or a mechanism for people to load up with stuff that’s unrelated to the storm,” Rubio said. “I think disaster relief is something we shouldn’t play with.”
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