Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is tricking the January 6 Committee as a “partisan hoax” and not condemning the former President Donald Trump for his efforts to get the former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election.
Appear on Facing the nation Sunday, the Florida senator was confronted with comments made by Pence on Friday, in which he rebuked Trump for having repeatedly emphasized that Pence could have legally reversed the outcome of the 2020 election.
“Do you agree with Mike Pence?” Facing the nation anchor Margaret Brennan request.
“Well, if President Tump runs for office, I believe he will beat Joe Biden,” said Rubio. “And I don’t want Kamala Harris to have the power as vice president to overturn that election. And that’s also what I concluded in January 2021.”
“So Donald Trump was wrong?” Brennan said angrily.
Rubio again did not directly condemn Trump and backtracked on his comments.
“Like I said, I don’t think vice presidents have that ability,” said Rubio. “If the vice president had that power, Trump would beat Joe Biden … and then Kamala Harris could decide to overturn the election, and I don’t want to end up there.”
Brennan then questioned Rubio about the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) description of the January 6 Committee as a “Democrat-led crackdown on ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”
“Anyone who committed a crime on January 6 must be prosecuted,” Rubio said. “If you walk into the Capitol, and you commit violence, and you are there to hurt people, you should be prosecuted. And they are being prosecuted.
“But the January 6 commission is not the place to do it… this commission is a partisan scam. The purpose of that committee was to try to shame, smear, and harass as many Republicans as possible. “
After Brennan commented that it appeared the RNC spoke for Rubio, the senator added, “That commission is a scam. I think it’s purely a partisan scam.”
See above, via CBS.
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