In Wake of ISIS Hate Crime, Rubio Answers Call to Advance His Own Career

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 13: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) takes the stage at a campaign event at the Team Marco headquarters March 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Florida holds its presidential primary in two days. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who watched his constituents get gunned down in an ISIS-inspired hate crime, has announced plans to bravely respond by exploiting the tragedy for his own personal gain.

Rubio claimed in a radio interview that he is now considering running for re-election — either because 50 gay and lesbian Floridians lost their lives, or because he had been cynically planning to for months and just needed an excuse.

By returning to the Senate, Rubio can direct federal dollars toward monitoring homegrown terrorists like Orlando shooter Omar Mateen — while diverting federal dollars away from monitoring homegrown terrorists like NRA leader Wayne LaPierre.