There’s nothing like a global crisis to reveal the quality of the world’s leaders (or lack thereof) and the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic currently roiling the world has done just that.
Not only does it seem like letting a reality TV host and mail-order-steak salesman named Donald Trump run the most powerful country in the world may have been a bad idea, but there are other smaller players in our political ecosystem who are revealing their cravenness, ignorance, and gullibility one by one.
Today’s idiot is Florida senator Marco Rubio (AKA Liddle Marco) who tweeted about coronavirus response measures but tragically misspelled the very concept he was trying to reassure the public about. It’s “martial law” as in “military” and has nothing to do with some dude named Marshall or a department store where you can buy fitted sheets.
Tragically for Sen. Marco Rubio, he misspelled “martial law” twice, strongly suggesting that this is how an actual United States senator actually thinks it’s spelled.
Since everyone is at home anxious, bored, and hovering over their Twitter accounts, the roasts and responses to Rubio’s flub came quick.
a helpful primer for your family, facebook friends, and occasional senator:
“martial law” is military government, involving the suspension of ordinary law.
“marshall law” is one of them snitch-ass Paw Patrol dogs
— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) March 16, 2020
this mf said marshall law pic.twitter.com/w4PR8Sz740
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) March 16, 2020
How was Marshall Law not an Eminem album?
— Michael Verdi (@manwitheyebrows) March 16, 2020
if “Marshall Law” isn’t Eminem’s next diss track what are we even doing pic.twitter.com/8ujdrl39Bt
— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 16, 2020
This fall on NBC: Marshall Law. pic.twitter.com/qvke3PtTxJ
— grahamclark (@grahamclark) March 16, 2020
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) March 16, 2020
The fact that Marshall Law is trending and not Martial Law shows you how stupid the people of Twitter really are. pic.twitter.com/hvLmzmzpS8
— Eric B (@EBSportsGaming) March 16, 2020
Rubio really tweeted “marshall law” pic.twitter.com/rocVlC67kG
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) March 16, 2020
Marshall law is trending… PEOPLE… its MARTIAL law… pic.twitter.com/WYZXn2j78s
— kanaanye (@NESNKanaanye) March 16, 2020
marshall law pic.twitter.com/Y8NJY9tf4g
— erin? (@erinarosen) March 16, 2020