Joe Scarborough and Hugh Hewitt React to Marco Rubio’s ‘Absolutely Stunning’ Syria Vote

Joe Scarborough appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show to offer his reaction the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote approving military force in Syria today, zeroing in on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to vote against the resolution. Scarborough called Rubio’s vote “absolutely stunning.”

Scarborough went on the say that the formerly “neo-conservative” Rubio’s thinking appears to be steered by the actions of his more tea party-aligned colleagues Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “I really thought that he would take the classic Reagan position, that he would speak out as a friend of Israel.”

“How can you say that any other military strike is in the United States’ vital interests,” Scarborough asked, pointing to Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan and other conflicts, “but somehow stopping Assad from crossing a red line is not?”

When Hewitt asked Scarborough how he would vote if he were still in the Congress, he said, “I would. I would be very reluctant about it, but I would do it.” He said he would have “grave reservations” and would be “mad at the president” for putting Congress in this situation, but he would vote affirmatively.

Listen to audio below, via The Hugh Hewitt Show:

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