Marco Rubio does not need Trump to attempt as a result of it drives his supporters loopy
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) weakly claimed that Trump should not be brought to justice as it would upset his supporters and cause problems.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) calls the second impeachment trial against Trump stupid and says it’s a bad idea because it will upset Trump’s domestic terrorists. pic.twitter.com/O5lb8gtAy1
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 24, 2021
Rubio said on Fox News on Sunday:
I think the process is stupid. I find it counterproductive. We already have a burning fire in this country and it’s like taking a lot of gasoline and pouring it on the fire. Second, I look back on time, like Richard Nixon, who clearly committed crimes and misconduct, and in hindsight we all agreed that the president’s pardon was important to moving forward, and history made Richard Nixon for that what he did, pretty responsible result. With regard to the rules, the president is entitled to due process.
He is entitled to a defense. He has authority to come up with testimonials and evidence if necessary, and the house doesn’t have a large number of witnesses, etc. as they frankly rammed it through very quickly. So I think fairness is obviously important no matter who we’re talking about, but I just want to repeat it. I think this is going to be really bad for the country. Not only will it keep us from focusing on really important things, but it will stir it up even more and make it harder to move things forward.
Sen. Rubio’s response to a domestic terrorist attack on the US Capitol is not to do anything to anger the domestic terrorists. The Republican Party went from standing up to being terrorists to be led by them.
The way to ensure that a domestic terrorist attack on the nation’s Capitol does not happen again is to hold the man who instigated the insurrection accountable.
Marco Rubio’s cowardly response shows that Republicans continue to live in fear of Trump and his supporters. Senator Rubio would prefer to ignore a domestic terrorist attack lest Trump supporters get angry.
Senator Rubio continues to live up to his reputation as a profile in cowardice.
For more discussions on this story, join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC groups.
Follow and like PoliticusUSA on Facebook
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association