After the storming of the Capitol that shocked Americans nationwide on the day that lawmakers convened to accept or reject the certification of the 2020 presidential election, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has released a video statement. From calling Democrats “hypocrites” to pointing out a “bias and double standard,” the sunshine state lawmaker condemned the rioters and discussed what the American people need to do in order to move forward from what has transpired in the last two days.
In the statement, Rubio said about the storming of the Capitol, calling it an act that “should sicken every single one of us.” “The mob violence like the kind you see in third world countries happened, not just in America, but in your Capitol building,” added the Florida lawmaker.” “Riots should be rejected by everyone every single time,” Rubio asserted, but he lamented that this isn’t the case with the mainstream media.
Calling “the Left hypocrites,” he expressed that what the media “now are calling insurrection, they were justifying just this summer,” noting that “they were [sic] called it the ‘language of the unheard’ when rioters were burning cities.” He further noted that Chris Cuomo, a CNN anchor, had questioned the American audience, “tell me where it says protests need to be polite and peaceful.”
"Now, are the Left hypocrites? Absolutely," said Rubio. "I remember, what they now are calling insurrection, they were justifying just this summer. They were called it the ‘language of the unheard’ when rioters were burning cities. Is the mainstream media -- especially places like CNN and MSNBC -- outrageously biased? Of course. 100 percent. I remember one of the CNN hosts last summer on the air saying something like ‘tell me where it says protests need to be polite and peaceful.’
And by the way, this kind of blatant bias and double standard is one of the reasons that so many Americans have sought political shelter in divisive political movements and in conspiracy theories that offer the promise of fighting back against it."
Ultimately, Rubio addressed that the American people should not become discouraged in light of what happened this week. Instead, he suggests for Americans to “remember what President Nixon said at the White House as he was leaving, after his downfall.” The lesson was that “others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”
To ensure that we move forward as a country, Rubio affirmed that “we can’t destroy ourselves.”
Rubio also concluded that “for those of us on the center-right of American politics, now is the time that calls for honest reflection.”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 8, 2021