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Marco Rubio's Complaint That Biden's Cabinet Picks All Have 'Strong Resumés' Gets Thrown Back In His Face

Marco Rubio's Complaint That Biden's Cabinet Picks All Have 'Strong Resumés' Gets Thrown Back In His Face
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President-elect Joe Biden has announced his first few cabinet assignments. This signaled the true kickoff of the transition President Donald Trump delayed more than two weeks by having the General Services Administration (GSA) refuse to accept the results of the election.

Biden's early handful of appointments went for positions dedicated to foreign policy and national security such as Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, and National Security Advisor.

And Biden's picks appeared to please most people across the Democratic party. Progressives didn't feel alienated and moderate leaning critics didn't feel spooked.

Voices from the Republican party, on the other hand, weren't so warm and welcoming.

Just take a look at Florida Senator Marco Rubio's complaint on Twitter following the announcement. In a bizarre critique, Rubio just couldn't stand how well-qualified and educated the new crew looked.

The Senator put it best himself:

"Biden's cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America's decline."
"I support American greatness"
"And I have no interest in returning to the 'normal' that left us dependent on China"

People slammed Rubio for complaining that a change to qualified cabinet members was a negative.

Most simply reminded the Senator of the members of Trump's cabinet and the schools they attended.

All Twitter humor aside, Rubio's tweet did demonstrate his apparent opposition to at least these first few cabinet picks.

It's worth noting all cabinet nominations are confirmed by the Senate, which at this time is controlled by a Republican majority.

Rubio's tweet could be the earliest indication of which way one of those 100 confirming votes will go.

Of course, Rubio is only one of many. Maybe some in the GOP don't mind cabinet members who are actually competent.