Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got parched at an inopportune time while delivering the GOP’s State of the Union rebuttal. The popular senator appeared to grow increasingly uncomfortable as the speech went on, culminating in him finally reaching off camera for a tiny bottle of water.
Like all awkward moments in the digital age, his less than smooth grab for that bottle of Poland Spring exploded on Twitter--becoming instantly immortalized in GIF form. Rubio played along too, sending a Tweet that certainly redeemed himself.
See for yourself:
Rubio played the moment off like a champ, with this
Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec,NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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