During an election year, it is standard for both sides to constantly denounce their opponent until Election Day. Whether voters reach a point where they need a break from the verbal assaults that arise on the campaign trail, they will usually continue until something happens that puts a pause on the animosity between the two candidates.
Sadly, it would normally take an event where a person or persons are hurt and the candidates show their humanity by sending best wishes and prayers to those involved. That is exactly what happened Saturday when Senator Marco Rubio’s daughter, Amanda, was involved in an accident and is currently at Miami’s Children’s Hospital and remains in fair condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s 12-year-old daughter, Amanda, was unfortunately involved in a golf cart accident Saturday in Miami. The GOP senator was not at the scene as he was campaigning elsewhere in Florida with presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Amanda is the oldest of Rubio’s four children and according to Alex Conant, a spokesman for Rubio, is in stable condition at Miami Children’s Hospital.
The Senator wasn’t told about the accident until he came off the stage where he was at an afternoon campaign rally in Kissimmee. Rubio was taken by a police car to the airport and then flew to Miami where his daughter is being treated.
In a statement later Saturday, Conant said: “While visiting with classmates, she was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision in a private gated community. She was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital with a head injury. She has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She is in fair condition.”
Conant said in a statement released later on Saturday that: “While visiting with classmates, she was a passenger on a golf cart involved in a collision in a private gated community. She was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital with a head injury. She has been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She is in fair condition.”
He also added that, “Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for all the outpouring of support and prayers,” which included calls from President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and a personal message from Mitt Romney. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul released a statement saying, “Governor Romney spoke with Senator Rubio and expressed his concern and hope for Amanda Rubio’s quick recovery.”
Ana Navarro, a CNN contributor and friend of the family, said that Amanda is expected to remain at the hospital overnight for observation. In the meantime, it seems that both Presidential candidates are acting civil towards one another. While an anxious father awaits news on the condition of his daughter, it is nice to know that politics can be put aside and people can come together in hope and prayer for an individual despite being political rivals.
Senator Marco Rubio Daughter Accident
The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital after a Saturday motor vehicle accident.