Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending.
WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address included an impromptu water break to quench his thirst.
Rubio appeared to wipe away sweat during his rebuttal from the Speaker's conference room in the U.S. Capitol shortly after Obama's address. At one point, Rubio reached out with his left hand and took a quick swig of water from a small Poland Spring water bottle.
The brief sip of water lit up social media outlets such as Twitter, with people commenting on Rubio's thirst.
Garrett Jackson, Mitt Romney's personal aide during his 2012 presidential bid, tweeted that he "would have had that water bottle closer, had it been the Gov. Haha. Marco needs an aide."
Rubio tweeted a photo of the water bottle.
State of the Union Coverage
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address included an impromptu water break to quench his thirst.
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.
The text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, released by the White House as prepared for delivery.
Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create new jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class.
President Barack Obama declared the nation is unquestionably stronger Tuesday night in in his first State of the Union address since winning re-election, though he conceded America's economic revival is an "unfinished task."
President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, two people familiar with his remarks said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday night on the condition of the United States will likely focus on issues like immigration reform, reducing gun violence and increasing taxes.