Trump Impeachment Trial Is ‘Stupid,’ ‘Bad For The Country’: Rubio


Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told “Fox News Sunday” that the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is “stupid” and harmful for the U. S., even if Trump was responsible “for some of what happened” at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N. Y., said on Friday that lawmakers will wait to carry out Trump’s impeachment hearings for several weeks, delaying the onset of the trial until the week of Feb. 8.

“Well, first of all, I think the trial is stupid. It’s counterproductive,” Rubio said Sunday. “We already have a flaming fire in this country, and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire.

“Second, I look back at a 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. And history held Richard Nixon quite accountable for what he did as a result.”

“I think the president bears responsibility for some of what happened. It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on,” Rubio said. “All I’m arguing is we have some really important things to work on. … We’re gonna jump right back into what we’ve been … (Read more)

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