With the Democratic-led House of Representatives having impeached President Trump, Florida’s congressional delegation all chimed on whether they supported the impeachment of the president or not.
It was clear that the vote in the House came down along party lines, so now the measure will go over to the Senate, but with Speaker Nancy Pelosi threatening to hold up the delivery of the articles to the Senate, it is anyone’s guess when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) will be able to address the impeachment trial.
Florida’s two U.S. Senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, both responded to the impeachment votes but did it in their own distinct ways.
Sen. Scott called it as he saw it, echoing what many other Republicans have been saying about the proceedings, call it a “circus” of “political games.”
“The House Democrats just spent a month confirming that the President did nothing wrong and that this impeachment circus is nothing but partisan politics,” stated Scott “Today’s vote solidifies how little the Democrats care about what’s really important to the American people. It’s clear all they care about are political games. This is sad and embarrassing, but I came to Washington to get something done for the American people. I look forward to getting back to working on all the things that aren’t getting done, like passing No Budget, No Pay, securing the border, and lowering drug prices for American families.”
Sen. Rubio, who has said before that he wasn’t following the impeachment inquiry, took a different route in criticizing the House’s impeachment of the president.
Rubio simply outlined what he and his colleagues in the Senate have been doing while the “circus” was going on over on the House side.
“Today in the Senate we worked on things that matter to Americans. We continued filling vacancies in the judiciary with good judges,” tweeted Rubio “Tomorrow we will confirm more judges & a deputy Sec of State & we will fund the govt for rest of the fiscal year.
President Donald Trump wants a full-blown trial, but Sens. McConnell and Lindsey Graham have already said that they may skip a trial by taking a quick vote on the measure and call it a day.