President Trump has taken to social media to voice his disapproval of Obamagate, which he argues dates before the investigation into possible Russian collusion regarding the President’s win in the 2016 presidential election. The President has alleged that the Obama administration conspired to entrap General Michael Flynn.
As the President moves forward with this conflict, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is signaling that he won’t take part in this national conversation, but he is focusing on Russia and the threat the country poses on the United States and the world.
As the Florida lawmaker takes on the role of acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Rubio has called for Republicans to not promote Russian disinformation as they move forward in investigating Hunter Biden and the Biden campaign.
In an interview last week, Rubio commented that he’s “not going to accuse any member who believes that they are exercising oversight to be colluding with a foreign power.” He added, “I will say to you that I think it’s pretty clear that the Russians are constantly pursuing narratives that they believe will drive conflict in our politics and divide us against each other.”
Rubio’s appointment to the chairmanship came after a federal investigation was launched into Senator Richard Burr’s (R) transgression with stock transactions.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) made the appointment, saying that “Senator Rubio was the natural choice for this temporary assignment on the basis of accumulated committee service.” McConnell added that Rubio’s “proven leadership on pertinent issues only made the decision easier.”
As chairman, Rubio is placing emphasis on Russian disinformation, arguing that “Putin is not a Republican or Democrat” and detailing that “what he seeks more than anything else is to put us at each other’s throat.”
Obamagate is not on Rubio’s agenda.