Sen. Marco Rubio thinks he has the stones to tell President Obama what he must do on Russia re: Ukraine, and as expected, the last of his "eight steps" is to block State Department under-secretary Rose Gottmoeller.
Finally, in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid should immediately halt his effort to force a Senate vote on Rose Gottemoeller next week to be under secretary of state for arms control and international security. As I, Sens. John Cornyn and Jim Risch said yesterday, we shouldn’t even be thinking about arms-control negotiations with Russia anytime soon. And especially not negotiations led by a State Department official, such as Ms. Gottemoeller, who has tried to play down and potentially kept information from Congress and our allies about Russian violations of arms-control agreements.
This is of course the real thrust. Rubio could give a damn about what happens in the Ukraine, but this is the perfect excuse to demand that the State Department dismantle our arms control treaty with Russia, which the GOP has always opposed. Well, under a Democrat, anyway. They have no issue with it when a Republican is President.
Have a glass of water and sit the hell down, Marco.