In a wonderfully self-righteous political stunt, Florida gubernatorial candidate and former congresswoman Gwen Graham decided to record herself calling the offices of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and post the video on social media.
Sitting next to a campaign aide, Graham called two different lines in an attempt to reach Senator Rubio. After both calls, she left messages for the senator about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Here's the script for the first call:
GRAHAM: Hi, Senator Rubio, this is Gwen Graham in Florida, and I am calling to implore you to please vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. I could go through all the reasons, but I think you know them. This is bad for the state of Florida. You are a senator representing the state, and I expect that you will do what is right for the people of Florida. So, I hope you get this message, and I hope that you recognize that now is the time to do what's right, and to vote against this horrible, horrible bill. And I look forward to watching the floor vote, and am expecting that you will be a "No" vote. If you wish to call me back, please feel free. I know you have my number.
AIDE: Alright, well, why don't we try some of his Florida offices?
GRAHAM: Maybe we can get through to a real person. That would be nice. In my office, we always had a — made sure that real people answered the phone.
As the adulation poured in from Graham’s fans, Olivia Perez-Cubas, Rubio’s communications director, responded with a killer blow:
Perhaps instead of recording herself leaving preening messages on a senator’s voicemail, Graham should be engaging with potential constituents in the recently hurricane-savaged state of Florida.
Nah, that wouldn't gain her any attention.
H/T: The Right Scoop.