By Daniel Molina
In response to the 2020 presidential election results, where major news sources have reported Vice President Joe Biden (D) as the winner, President Donald Trump (R) has begun litigation this week to contest several state election results, citing widespread voter fraud.
As a result, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) released a video discussing the 2020 post-election process wherein he addresses the “70% of Republicans” that “don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair.”
The Florida lawmaker commented that “both sides should support allowing the post-election process provided for in our laws to work, to move forward,” adding that “our election laws call for recounts in closes elections” and that “they provide candidates the right to contest votes cast in violation of the law.”
Noting that “both Democrat and Republican candidates have used these laws themselves,” Rubio explained that “Joe Biden had hired an army of election lawyers to use this very process if he had fallen short in the preliminary results,” so “President Trump is well within his legal rights to pursue all these things under these laws now.”
The Florida Senator also took aim at the mainstream media, saying that they “need some self-awareness” for being “angry that Republicans won’t just take their word for it that Biden won.”
Rubio pointed out that the media was clamoring for “four years claiming that Russians hacked the last election,” that they “supported Democrats when they went to court to overturn the governor’s race in Georgia in 2018,” they “railed against how dangerous Trump rallies were, but now you seem to have no problem with Biden supporters celebrating in big crowds.”
In turn, Rubio concluded that Republicans have “good reason to believe that some of you are just a little biased.”
The video comes during a time when tensions have risen between Republican lawmakers and the media, and Senator Rubio is one of a few Republicans who have vocally supported President Trump contesting the election results.
Moreover, Senator Rubio also announced this week that he would be seeking reelection in 2022, which is now considered a highly contentious election season as both Democrats and Republicans look to gain control of the Senate.