Well, really, he’s just dehydrated. Or so he says. During his highly-anticipated rebuttal against President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address last night, Rubio paused mid-speech to reach off camera for a bottle of Poland Springs water.
If that wasn’t awkward enough, the Senator’s eyes darted from camera to water bottle, creating a buzz (and countless hilarious memes) on social media.
“I needed water, what am I going to do?” Rubio said laughing on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday. “God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”
We get it, you were thirsty, but you were also giving one of the most important speeches of your career thus far. Cotton-mouth Rubio could have waited five minutes until he was off camera…or took a sip from an actual glass of water.