McCain and Graham have been joined at the hip for years. Why is Kelly Ayotte now the third member of the McCain caucus? Any time you see McCain and Graham, she is always right behind. Don’t mean to be rude, but her voice sounds perpetually and terminally nervous in interviews.
She is a Senate newbie looking for a career.
The Club rules are that newbies must be taken under the wing of one or more older members and shown the ropes. It can cross party lines.
The senior Club members get to appear with the newbie and it freshens up their look. The junior member gets someone “looking out for them” and “guiding” them.
IMHO, one of Rubio’s mentors is Menendez, and Rubio sounds like he’s falling right in line, just like Ayotte is.
If House members are glasses of red wine, Senate members are snifters of cognac.