It happened again ladies and gentlemen. Another Republican Senator is objecting to the very thing he originally called for.
Ten months ago, the Obama administration nominated Judge William Thomas, who currently serves on the Miami-Dade Circuit, to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
A spokeswoman for Rubio said in a statement that there were concerns about Judge Thomas's "fitness" for the federal bench, stating that "Those concerns include questions about his judicial temperament and his willingness to impose appropriate criminal sentences."
This would not be unusual, except for the fact that it was Rubio who recommended Thomas in the first place.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) had already signed off on the nomination on July 24 after conducting a satisfactory background check. For a confirmation to proceed, however, nominees must secure the approval of both United States senators in their home state.
Rubio had also (presumably) conducted a background check when he, along with Sen. Nelson, had originally recommended Judge Thomas in the first place. Ten months and a backlash to his push for immigration reform later, however, and it's back to politics as usual.
This places Marco Rubio in a very exclusive "club" that presently only has one other member: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): The list of U.S. senators who have blocked something which they had originally called for.