Florida Senator Marco Rubio may be the most-watched member of that august body right now. He's this week's Time magazine cover boy (on which he's dubbed "The Republican Savior") and figures to be frequently in the news as the GOP's lead voice in trying to pass some form of comprehensive immigration reform.
Rubio's high-profile stature was also boosted this week we he was selected to be the Republican Party standard-bearer and give the televised response to President Obama's State of the Union speech next Tuesday night. (Not always a good thing, though we doubt Rubio will lay a Bobby Jindal-sized egg before a national TV audience.)
But not everyone is swooning for all things Rubio.
On Thursday, the Florida Sierra Club issued a short press release blasting the freshman Senator for his statement earlier this week to BuzzFeed's Ben Smith regarding climate change.