Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wanted to stop the spread of misinformation about the country going into martial law — only his tweet became the story.
What’s going on?
- Rubio tweeted Monday morning about the spread of misinformation and rumors that the state of Florida would go into a state of martial law.
- Rubio said: “Please stop spreading stupid rumors about marshall law. COMPLETELY FALSE. We will continue to see closings & restrictions on hours of non-essential businesses in certain cities & states. But that is NOT marshall law.”
Please stop spreading stupid rumors about marshall law.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 16, 2020
We will continue to see closings & restrictions on hours of non-essential businesses in certain cities & states. But that is NOT marshall law.
Social media reacted to the news:
- Twitter users immediately pointed out that Rubio likely meant to type “martial law,” which refers to “military government, involving the suspension of ordinary law,” according to one quick Google search.
- In fact, Merriam Webster shared definitions on Twitter.
'Martial': an adjective referring to an army or to military life— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) March 16, 2020
'Marshal': a noun or verb, often used in reference to an officer or the act of leading
'Marshall': a variant of 'marshal,' usually found in proper nounshttps://t.co/rVoDwiFKFC
Join us next week on "Marshall Law" for the further adventures of frontier lawman Marco Rubio, the marshal who traded in his badge for a law degree.— Any Democratic Candidate 2020 (@AppleCiderRadio) March 16, 2020
"Marshall Law" sounds like a nickname Eminem would give himself but which no one else would use— Rachel McCarthy James (@rmccarthyjames) March 16, 2020
Eminem's new album, Marshall Law, not slated for release at this time https://t.co/vzwR0kWCZL— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) March 16, 2020
I'm more worried that "Marshall Law" is trending than I am concerned about actual Martial Law at this point.— [[[ ₳₲Ɇ₦₮ ₦Đ₦ ]]] (@TheAgentNDN) March 16, 2020
they spoke about the govt trying to use marshall law and 5g to control us in the willie lynch letter— Desus Nice (@desusnice) March 16, 2020
Marshall Law is the Real Slim Shady.— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) March 16, 2020