Santorum Struggles to Name Rubio Accomplishment
He gets grilled on TV after his endorsement
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Rick Santorum: 'I just don't think it's a fair question.'   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Ouch. New non-candidate Rick Santorum may have endorsed Marco Rubio, but he's apparently not well versed on Rubio's work. While on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday, co-host Joe Scarborough asked Santorum to name Rubio's "top accomplishment" in the Senate, reports Politico. Santorum balked. "The first four years he was in the minority, and nothing got done," he said. Scarborough responded that Republicans have been in the majority for the past two years. "List one accomplishment. Just one. Just one that Marco achieved," he pressed. Santorum said Rubio was elected speaker of the House in Florida, "which is not something that's a minor deal," but Scarborough wouldn't back down.

"List one accomplishment" in the Senate, he said. "It doesn't even have to be a passed bill." Santorum eventually said: "Well, I know he included something that went after the insurance companies in the most recent omnibus. He was on the campaign trail and accomplished that." Santorum added that Rubio "can work together with people" and has "tremendous potential and gifts," per CNN, and he called Scarborough's question unfair. Rubio himself didn't seem bothered publicly. “Rick just signed onto the campaign, so obviously he's working with us and, you know, we'll have to continue to work on telling our story,” he said on Fox News.