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Marco Rubio takes brave stance against swear words—gets cursed out

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He doesn’t like it.

Yesterday, five journalists were gunned down in a newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. Less than 24 hours later, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) offered his own take.

Rubio’s words also come amidst a nationwide discussion on civility, and he’s right: Fuck is used a lot more now—especially on Twitter, which provides an outlet for people to immediately react to news and share their feelings without censorship.

The news landscape, in general, has also changed, given that it’s covered President Trump’s reported comments about “shithole” countries and the Access Hollywood tape in which he admits to grabbing a woman by the “pussy” and advancing on a woman like “bitch.”

Rubio, who did not tweet any condolences after the shooting at the Capital Gazette, is arguing against a First Amendment right, and everyone on Twitter let him know exactly what they thought of his tweet. One word, in particular, kept cropping up.

https://twitter.com/Mike_P_Williams/status/1012698774567727105

https://twitter.com/tifftakesoff/status/1012652285439238149

What the fuck did he think was gonna happen?

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]