Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has now lost two Sunshine State offices where constituents frequently gathered to push him to hold a town hall, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
A week after the landlord of Rubio’s office in Tampa declined to renew its lease over the protests, the owner of his Jacksonville office made the same decision, also citing the large crowds who gathered outside the building. The Jacksonville property manager said protests were disruptive for patients visiting a center for children with mental health issues that is adjacent to Rubio’s office, according to the report.
Rubio spokeswoman Christina Mandreucci lamented in a statement to the Post that the “unruly behavior of some anti-Trump protesters” was causing the two small offices to shutter, though she acknowledged that most people turning up to voice disapproval for Rubio “have done so in a productive and respectful way.”
The Florida senator has so far resisted calls to hold a town hall on replacing the Affordable Care Act and other key issues under consideration, saying it would be unproductive to have protesters “heckle and scream at me.”