Florida Republican Marco Rubio somehow found a way to become the subject of some passionate roasting on Monday.
Indeed, despite "marshall law" not being an actual thing, Rubio took to the tweets to urge everyone to cease "spreading stupid rumors" about it. "COMPLETELY FALSE," he declared, presumably in an attempt to reference anyone who was claiming martial law would be put into effect amid novel coronavirus concerns.
In the same tweet, Rubio repeated the error, stated that social distancing efforts were "NOT marshall law."
While much can be said with great validity about the overall unimportance of tweeted typos from politicians amid what will easily go down as the most confounding and terrifying year in recent memory, the Rubio gaffe inadvertently offered some much-needed respite from the mania on Monday.
In addition to the general roastings sampled above, a few were quick to get a bit more specific by linking the gaffe to Eminem, a.k.a. Marshall Mathers.
Eminem later caught wind of it all and took to Twitter to say that it's "not a thing."
Sorry guys... Marshall Law: not a thing. https://t.co/YKm1b5UGBE— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 17, 2020
Enjoy the jokes, as they're very necessary for maintaining one's sanity in times like these, but also make time to keep an eye on COVID-19 developments. The CDC, for example, has recommended that organizers cancel or postpone all gatherings of more than 50 people for at least the next eight weeks. For a solid exhibit on what not to do, consider the Disney World happenings from this weekend.