Marco Rubio Just Defied Trump On Twitter – Awaiting Presidential Tantrum (TWEETS)


Donald Trump’s one-time rival, Sen. Marco Rubio(R.-Fl.) sent out a series of tweets where he criticized Trump for comparing the United States to Russia during an interview with Bill O’Reily.

Rubio, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the tactics used by the Kremlin surpass anything done by the U.S.

‘When has a Democratic political activists been poisoned by the GOP, or vice versa? We are not the same as . MR’

‘Only reason we should ever lift sanctions on is if he meets conditions of sanctions & ends violations of sovereignty. MR’

Rubio’s remarks were made in response to comments Trump made to O’Reily where he said that he respected Putin despite his efforts to interfere in the presidential election.

‘I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them.’

When O’Reily pointed out that Putin has been frequently accused of killing his political opponents, Trump gave a bizarre response that seemed equate the U.S. with Russia.

‘There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent?’

Rubio is not the first Republican senator to speak out against Trump’s remarks. During an interview on Sunday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blasted Trump’s comparison as a false equivalency.

‘I don’t think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does’

While it is tempting to praise Rubio and McConnell for speaking out against Trump, that’s really all they have done — speak. When it comes to taking real action against Trump, they’ve done nothing. For example, both of them voted to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, despite his close ties to Putin.

If Rubio really wants to stand up to Trump, then he should do it where it counts, on the floor of the Senate, as opposed to sending out tweets that will accomplish nothing. Perhaps if Rubio and the majority leader had spoken out during the confirmation hearings, Tillerson would not have been confirmed. Instead, they took the safe route of offering tepid criticism of the president.

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