Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday laughed off his awkward gulp of water that occurred during his rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address, chalking up his dry mouth to a "long day at work."
"You know, when you talk a lot it happens," Rubio said during an appearance on "CBS This Morning." "Unfortunately, when you're giving a speech you have a podium and the water's there. When you're standing up in front of a camera you don't have that option. It had been a long day at work, I had already taped an 18-minute speech in Spanish, so I'm just glad the water was nearby. I don't know what I would have done without it."
The moment drew a huge response — a combination of good-natured humor and outright mockery — on the Internet. Rubio took to his Twitter account immediately after the speech to make light of the water break.