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This Clip Is All You Need to Know About Marco Rubio’s SOTU Response

Posted on Feb 13, 2013

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a lot of things to say in rebuttal to the State of the Union address Tuesday night, like how the president’s plan to “grow our government” isn’t going to help you get ahead or create more job opportunities, and also that Obamacare is still just bad.

Unfortunately for Rubio, the only thing anyone is likely to remember about his response is the awkward pause he took during it to grab a sip of water.

But hey, at least the rising GOP star is willing to embrace that fact, judging by these tweets: 

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Rubio appeared to wipe away sweat during his rebuttal from the Speaker’s conference room in the U.S. Capitol shortly after Obama’s address. At one point, Rubio reached out with his left hand and took a quick swig of water from a small Poland Spring water bottle.

The brief sip of water lit up social media outlets such as Twitter, with people commenting on Rubio’s thirst.

Garrett Jackson, Mitt Romney’s personal aide during his 2012 presidential bid, tweeted that he “would have had that water bottle closer, had it been the Gov. Haha. Marco needs an aide.”

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