No real “conservative” should care if any conservative lawmaker skips the State Of The Union (SOTU).
I wish that the SCOTUS members would skip as well. Those who believe that it is as important for a U.S. Senator to listen to Barack Obama bloviate endlessly as to vote against a very, very bad budget bill are committed to the GOP establishment.
A Cruz campaign spokesman confirmed the Senator will skip the president’s address, opting instead to head to New Hampshire where he hasn’t campaigned since November.
I don’t expect Marco Rubio to show up as he usually misses votes on a regular basis so this shouldn’t be a problem.
From the Hill:
When President Obama enters the House chamber to give his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, one of the three Republican presidential candidates in Congress will be missing.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will skip the president’s address, opting instead to head to New Hampshire where he hasn’t campaigned since November, a Cruz campaign spokesman confirmed.
The three remaining candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — will attend.
Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler told The Hill that the Texas senator will be “disappointed” by the president’s speech regardless of where he’ll be. “It won’t matter because he’ll be just as disappointed in New Hampshire as he will be in the chamber.”
“It’s not a snub. He’s going to be in New Hampshire, working hard to win New Hampshire,” Tyler told The Dallas Morning News. “No disrespect. It just is going to work out this way.”
Remember the last one?