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Rubio’s Trump-tastic Transformation: A Case of Convenient Amnesia and Hilarious Hypocrisy



Sen. Marco Rubio
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. (DB)

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is now defending Donald Trump for the very thing he once accused him of. In the past, Rubio warned the American people about Trump’s unreliability when it came to handling the nuclear codes. However, in light of Trump’s recent indictment for mishandling classified documents from the CIA, NSA, and Defense Department, Rubio is now vehemently opposing any notion of holding Trump accountable.

During a recent appearance on Fox, Rubio argued that we cannot be certain if Trump’s actions have caused any damage by hoarding national security secrets. This is notable considering Rubio’s strong stance on holding Trump responsible, as he had previously warned about this exact misconduct.

Back in February 2016, Rubio expressed his concerns, stating, “We’re about to turn over the nuclear codes of the United States to an erratic individual, and the conservative movement to someone who has spent a career sticking it to working people… I would much prefer not to turn the party over to a con artist like Donald Trump.”

Even weeks before the 2016 election, Rubio reiterated his lack of trust in the Republican nominee, saying, “I have deep reservations about the nominee of my party” during a Florida Senate debate.

Interestingly, in July 2016, Rubio tweeted that Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails disqualified her from being Commander in Chief. It’s important to note that Clinton’s mishandling involved the use of a private email server for official communications.

In contrast, Trump’s indictment under the Espionage Act is based on the willful mishandling of national security documents. Unlike Clinton, there is evidence of Trump actively removing these documents from the White House and sharing them with unauthorized individuals.

In September 2020, during an Intelligence Committee hearing, Rubio criticized the irresponsible declassification of classified information, stating that it endangered lives and national security.

Nevertheless, Rubio continues to exhibit sanctimonious behavior when it comes to Trump. His new argument revolves around the indictment itself, rather than the actual crime, arguing that the indictment is putting our country in a dangerously precarious position.

Naturally, Twitter users had to respond:


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