With the Articles of Impeachment now being sent over to the U.S. Senate, one thing is for sure, Florida Sen. Rick Scott will not vote in favor of the Democrat move to remove President Donald Trump from office.
According to his Washington Senate office, Scott believes that the move to impeach President Trump “does nothing to help American families or bring our country together,” saying that the “crazy rhetoric” from both sides needs to stop as President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
“Impeachment does nothing to help American families or bring our country together. President-elect Biden will be sworn-in less than a week from now,” stated Scott’s office. “It’s time to prepare for that, take the crazy rhetoric down on both sides and move our nation forward.”
After the Capitol riot, Scott denounced the actions of the criminal rioters, and when the electoral vote process continued, Scott voted to decertify Biden’s electoral votes from Pennsylvania, but then vote against the same electoral measure for Arizona.
Senator Marco Rubio, who voted against both Pennsylvania and Arizona efforts to decertify those electoral votes, believes that the impeachment effort by congressional Democrats will only strengthen Trump, even make him a political “martyr.”
“It’s like pouring gasoline on fire. And, by the way, I think a lot of the people who are out there for the first time, after seeing what happened last week, sort of reckoning with the last four years, now all of a sudden they’re circling the wagons and it threatens to make him a martyr,” said Sen. Rubio.
One of the House Majority Leaders, Chuck Schumer (D) has vowed that a trial would take place, while the other Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell, believes that this rush to convict the president is unconstitutional.
If the impeachment measure actually comes down to an up or down vote, expect both Sens. Scott and Rubio to vote against convicted President Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”