Sen. Marco Rubio had made clear his feelings about moving forward with a second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, who is no longer in office anyway and is currently shooting rounds of golf at Mar-a-Lago much to the chagrin of the Secret Service agents guarding him in the Florida heat.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Rubio, Florida Republican, said he believes moving forward with another sham impeachment is like pouring rocket fuel on a skyscraper that is aflame.
“First of all, I think the trial is stupid. I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country. It’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on the fire,” he said.
“Second, I look back in the time, for example, Richard Nixon, who had clearly committed crimes and wrongdoing, and in hindsight, I think we would all agree that President Ford’s pardon was important for the country to be able to move forward. History helped Richard Nixon be accountable for what he did,” Rubio added.
“I think this is going to be really bad for the country, It’s going to not just as a going to keep us from focusing on important things, but it’s also just going to stir it up even more and make it even harder to get things done moving forward,” Rubio — who also voted against convicting Trump during the first (bogus) impeachment trial, continued.
“The first chance I get to vote to end this trial, I’ll do it because I think it’s really bad for America.”
You know who doesn’t think so? ‘GOP’ colleague Sen. Mitt Romney (RINO-Utah). He thinks trying Trump, unconstitutionally in our view, will produce “unity” or something.
“Well, we’re certainly going to have a trial. I wish that weren’t necessary, but the president’s conduct with regards to the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger in Georgia as well as the incitation towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capitol call for a trial,” Romney told Fox News’ CNN correspondent, Chris Matthews.
“And, you know, if we’re going to have unity in our country, I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth and justice.”
“It’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional,” Romney added on CNN. “I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?”
A tale of two Republicans, that’s for sure.