On Monday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio offered a new excuse for his apparently certain vote to acquit President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial and he’s being blasted for it.
The Florida Senator has already said he would not vote to remove the president because he feared it would “inflict extraordinary and potentially irreparable damage to our already divided nation,” and Rubio trotted out another explanation ahead of closing statements.
“If House votes to impeach, the Senate decides not just guilt or innocence, but also whether removal is in the nations best interest,” Rubio tweeted. “EVEN IF (not EVEN THOUGH) Article I could be proven, removal would not serve the nations best interest. Article II is a joke.”
Social media users were quick to send Rubio on a blast, reminding him of his previous assessments of Trump’s character.
Check out Rubio’s tweet and some of the responses below:
If House votes to impeach,the Senate decides not just guilt or innocence,but also whether removal is in the nations best interest
EVEN IF (not EVEN THOUGH) Article I could be proven,removal would not serve the nations best interest;
Article II is a joke.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 3, 2020
It's not in the Nation's best interest that we are being led by a Corrupt White Nationalist that will do anything to win again so he doesn't go to prison. Got it, good talk.
— Lobo (@__El_Lobo__) February 3, 2020
Nah, you’re a joke. Fuck off.
— Bex (@bex716) February 3, 2020
You are the joke… remember Alexander Hamilton… WE WONT FORGET! pic.twitter.com/yO3CnTqBja
— Lula Rodriguez (@Lananalula) February 3, 2020
— Oliver G. Hardley (@oliverg2014) February 3, 2020
Florida elected the joke!https://t.co/uTCtsgn50L
— Al Stewart (@trawetsla) February 3, 2020
The GOP Senate being so corrupt and compromised that you enable and give a pass to a criminal, traitor, liar, cheater — and worse — and try to claim it's in the "best interest" of the country. Justice is in the "best interest" of the country.
You need to go, Marco.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 3, 2020
Vote to acquit on article 2 CHANGES THE BALANCE OF POWER, OUTLINED IN THE CONSTITUTION!! THAT is ANYTHING BUT A JOKE!! Wake up, pay attention! Brush up that resume, Rubio, you're gonna need it with this logic. The American People see thru your shit.
— lolabeeme 🐝 (@OnePissedOffBee) February 3, 2020
Sorry, Senator Rubio.
As a constituent, I speak for many who believe that these are matters of grave concern.
Regardless of your ultimate conclusion, none of this is a "joke."
Also, it is "nation's." With an apostrophe.
You erred twice. Let's see your academic records.
— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@larsp2740) February 3, 2020
Everyone considers him the coward of the country
He never stood a single time to prove the country wrong
Mama named him Marco but folks just call him yellow
Trump took turns at her, & Marco just stood there watching
They still consider him…the Coward of the Country
— Trumpism is Evil (@josh_nevertrump) February 3, 2020
You're the joke and history will remember you as one. That's if history will remember you at all.
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) February 3, 2020
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