Sen. Rubio Accuses Biden of Talking Like a Centrist but Taking Far-Left Actions

January 23, 2021 Updated: January 24, 2021

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized President Joe Biden on Friday, saying he is talking like a centrist but taking far-left actions.

“An important thing to point out this morning, President Biden is talking like a centrist, he is using the words of the center, talking about unity. But he’s governing like someone from the far-left,” Rubio said in a video posted on his personal Twitter account.

Rubio said Biden has issued more executive fiats than any other president “ever” in a short period of time, and that the fiats are not normal ones, but literally the wishlist of the far-left.

Biden issued over two dozen executive actions and orders in his first two days in the White House, including a 100-day moratorium on deportations and the shutting down of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

“This is literally going down to the wishlist of the far-left and checking all of them off,” Rubio said. He added that Biden’s executive orders are forcing blue-collar workers out of their jobs.

“Some of them are incredibly dramatic and far-reaching in real life. At the stroke of a pen, he literally put thousands upon thousands of hard-working blue-collar union members out of work. These are people that were working on Monday, that were working on Tuesday—and then the president goes into the Oval Office, signs an executive order wiping out the Keystone pipeline.”

He mentioned the moratorium on deportation that Biden signed would shelter a lot of dangerous criminals.

“We now have a president who talks like a centrist, but is governing from the far-left,” he said.

Rubio concluded by warning the public that the Biden administration is going in the wrong direction, adding it’s “not going to be a good one for the country and it’s not going to be a good one for people—for working Americans and for your jobs.”

Rubio has been a critic of Biden and his cabinet nominees, however, the fact that he was one of the first few Republicans who acknowledged Biden’s victory in the election displeased many Trump voters. He is facing 2022 election challenges from both sides of the aisle. Democrats have already launched a “Retire Rubio” committee, and speculations of Ivanka Trump running against him in the Republican primary are also running around.

The White House did not respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.