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Trump Impeachment Trial Is ‘Bad for the Country’: Rubio

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Trump Impeachment Trial Is ‘Bad for the Country’: Rubio


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the pending impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is pointless and unnecessarily divisive. “It’s counterproductive,” Rubio said on Sunday, according to an interview with Fox News. “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.” He added: “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.” Trump was impeached in the House earlier this month. All Democrats and around 10 Republicans voted to impeach him over his speech on Jan. 6 before a group breached the U.S. Capitol building, although Trump never …

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