A snarky Face The Nation reporter tried to pit Republublican Senator Marco Rubio against the Republican National Committee (RNC). The RNC released a statement condemning the use of a government committee to target US citizens, regardless of their reasoning. The reporter sharply asked Rubio is the RNC speaks for him, asking if he agrees that the January 6th committee is an abuse of power:
“That commission is a scam. I think it’s a complete partisan scam. And I think anyone who committed a crime on January 6 should be prosecuted and if convicted, put in jail,” Rubio said in an interview with “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I do not believe that we need a congressional committee to harass Americans that weren’t even in Washington on January 6, that were not in favor of what happened on that day, have condemned what happened on that day, but they want to smear them anyway.”.
“The purpose of that commission is to try to embarrass and smear and harass as many Republicans as they can get their hands on,” he said.
Still, Rubio said those who committed crimes on January 6 should be charged, “If you entered the Capitol and you committed acts of violence and you were there to hurt people, you should be prosecuted and they are being prosecuted,” he said. “But the January 6 commission is not the place to do this.”
The host then asks if former vice president Mike Pence should have overthrown the 2020 election. Rubio said that he doesn’t think that Pence had the authority to toss the election but added that if Trump runs again, Biden and Kamala are out the door:
“If President Trump runs for reelection, I believe he would defeat Joe Biden, and I don’t want Kamala Harris to have the power as vice president to overturn that election, and that’s the same thing that I concluded back in January of 2021,” he said. “You know, when that issue was raised, I looked at it, had analyzed it, and came to the same conclusion that vice presidents can’t simply decide not to certify an election.”
The left keeps pushing the notion that no one has been held accountable for the raid on the Capitol but that’s just a lie. There are something like 600 indictments and pending charges currently being processed through the legal system. The January 6th committee is not related to those charges and stands as a virtual witch hunt to take shots at members of the GOP.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.