Rubio Argues Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is Going to Be ‘Bad for the Country’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) insists an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate will do more harm than good.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” Rubio acknowledged Trump should take some responsibility for the riots at the U.S. Captiol on Jan. 6 but is not sure an impeachment trial is the right way to go.

“I think the president bears responsibility for some of what happened. It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on and I think that’s widely understood,” Rubio said.

He added, “I think that’s separate from the notion of let’s revisit this all and stir it up again.”

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He suggested it is more important to focus on the issues facing the nation and uniting Americans.

“We have some really important things to work on. You want to really kind of bring the country together and remember once again how we can get things done. It isn’t by uniformity on all of the issues,” Rubio explained.

He continued, “It’s about working through a process that allows people with different points of view to debate all that and get to a solution for the country. We’re going to jump right back into what we’ve been going through for the last five years and stirring it up again with a trial and it’s just going to be bad for the country.”

Rubio said the “first chance” he gets he is going to vote to put a stop to the trial.

He claimed there other ways to hold a president accountable for his actions.

Rubio stressed, “It’s just going to continue to fuel these divisions that have paralyzed the country and have turned us into a country of people that hate each other.”

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin the week of Feb. 8, as IJR reported.

Responses

  1. Marco Rubio has a very strange concept of what is good for America. Impeachable offenses were not a reason to remove him from office in Feb, 2020. There should not be an impeachment trial for inciting an insurgency. Is Marco suggesting we repeal Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution?? If it isn’t “good for the country” WHY would it remain in place?

  2. “I think [that President Who? bears some responsibility is] separate from the notion of let’s revisit this all and stir it up again.” Sen. Marco Rubio

    I am confused, Marco.

    In what way should a president who instigated an insurrection not be held accountable for doing so, so that a future president, even one as dumb as a post as the last one is, never thinks about doing something like that ever again? There MUST be very visible and memerable consequences for doing that. That would be the least that we could do, to protect our country, no?

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