Rubio claps back at Chris Cuomo for calling him ‘Bible boy’ who has a ‘quote for every moment’
Few among us would accuse CNN anchor Chris Cuomo of being a Mensa member or a graduate of a Dale Carnegie course. He showed why on Monday night.
Cuomo and his sidekick Don Lemon, as they are wont to do as one’s awful show bleeds into the next, were criticizing President Donald Trump for the recent phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state, in which liberals have convinced themselves that Trump wanted something nefarious.
Cuomo commented that Trump would be remembered as “the worst” and ticked off a list of people supposedly enabling him. Among them was Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who had battled trump for the 2016 presidential nomination.
“Mr. Bible Boy. You know, he’s got a Bible quote for every moment, he just never speaks truth to power or acts on any of it in the interest of his own state or of this country,” Cuomo said.
This was Cuomo’s attempt to jab at Rubio’s habit of tweeting Bible verses to his 4.2 million followers.
For instance, on Monday, the senator tweeted a verse from the first letter of St. John: “Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
Some could argue that Rubio might be referring to Cuomo, Lemon, CNN generally and the rest of the mainstream media.
On social media, liberals naturally agreed with Cuomo’s take on Rubio’s faith.
But conservative commentator Mindy Robinson offered one on CNN’s dynamic duo: “It’s like two giant Dbag bookends,” she tweeted.
On Tuesday, Rubio responded on Twitter: “The verses I tweet are usually the ones chosen by the Catholic Church for that days mass. But the fact he thinks words written thousands of years ago are relevant to current events proves the Bible isn’t just a book, it’s the word of God. AMEN.”
The verses I tweet are usually the ones chosen by the Catholic Church for that days mass
But the fact he thinks words written thousands of years ago are relevant to current events proves the Bible isn’t just a book,it’s the word of God
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 5, 2021
Ironically, when Utah businessman Evan McMullin announced a longshot bid for the presidency in 2016, Cuomo raised the issue of whether McMullin was a Mormon. He also tweeted, “I am a Catholic. Faith is not something to hide nor is it a requirement.” To which one Twitter user replied to Cuomo, “You are so confused in so many ways. You need to stop claiming you are a Catholic until you are in good standing, that means reading the BIBLE, the CATECHISM of the Catholic Church and then go to CONFESSION!!!”
I am a Catholic. Faith is not something to hide nor is it a requirement https://t.co/TCqXaS8DET
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 9, 2016
Despite being Catholic, like Rubio, Cuomo, unlike Rubio, has been openly hostile to religion.
In November 2018, for example, after commenting on recent shootings, Cuomo said, “And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer? We pray for strength, we pray for wisdom, for resolve, but we clearly don’t want to act on any of those here. So what are you praying for?”
Last June, he ended one broadcast by saying, “If you believe in one another and if do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You don’t need help from above. It’s within us.”
After Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Cuomo told his guests that her faith appears “more central to her value system and her behavior and thoughts than it would be for just an ordinary Catholic.” “It doesn’t matter if you have faith; it matters about your positions. Fine, you’re a Christian. I’m a Christian,” Cuomo added. “This is more than just every Sunday. This is more than just a moral backstop in [Barrett’s] life. This is a fundamentalist approach to her faith.”
And let’s not forget Cuomo displaying that Catholic faith when, for instance, he threatened to hammer a “f—ing punk” who had jokingly called him “Fredo,” in reference to the moronic Corleone brother in “The Godfather”; or when he lied about when he was of COVID quarantine; or the hypocrisy he showed when he ripped Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a mask at an event after having violated quarantine restrictions by visiting the site where Cuomo had a new home built – and threatening on that occasion to beat up someone who called him on it; or when Fox News player a leaked audio recording with Cuomo suggesting that women had made sexual harassment claims against him.
But sure, let’s allow Chris Cuomo to lecture us on who doesn’t live by faith.