Rubio’s Water Move
Last evening, Marco Rubio delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. The response was well-delivered and Rubio looked to be delivering a successful statement. Until the moment when he reached for a water bottle and took a sip.
The awkward moment took place nearly mid-statement and the moment it occurred, tweets began making the rounds, many of them mocking the moment. It is not unusual for a speaker to take a sip of water during a speech, even one that is televised. But the awkward moment occurred when Rubio had to reach far to his left to reach the bottle, which appears to have simply been placed to far away for easy access.
The Florida Senator handled the moment fairly well, continuing on with his point with little pause and not mentioning the delay. Early this morning, Rubio tweeted a picture of the water bottle.