Rubio said the August recess is an important time for lawmakers to speak directly with their constituents.
He posted this video addressing a constituent's email that said, "You've got to be kidding me. Why are you going on a five week vacation when you have not even done anything regarding jobs and the economy?"
Rubio said congressional leadership is responsible because they decide the schedule. However, he said he thinks there is wisdom in taking an August recess.
"As important as our work is here in Washington, it's also important that we don't lose contact with people back home," said Rubio.