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Senator Rubio: "We look like a third world"

Violence ravages the Capitol, shuts down electoral process

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
January 6, 2021

After the tragic shooting in Washington that left one woman dead after dozens of Trump supporters and some suspected and disguised anarchists stormed the Capitol building, Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News’s “Tucker” show to discuss the unfortunate beginning to the electoral process in the U.S. Congress.

“We look like a third world,” said Sen. Rubio. “This is stuff that you see in another country. We’ve got tin pot dictators out there lecturing us and mocking us on their Twitter feeds and online. That stuff can’t happen.”

Rubio also questioned the process in which to object to the electoral vote totals, asking why the “Senate can’t do Watergate-style, Titanic-style hearings” to address the issue.

“We could take testimony, subpoena records,” added Rubio. “It wouldn’t change the outcome of this race, but it would give people the clarity — the answer.

Rubio then went on to point out the 800-pound gorilla in the room — the “brewing and building” sentiment that Americans are concerned they will lose their freedoms and liberties.

“I would make of this is at some point everyone has to step back here and realize that this has been brewing and building for a while,” added Rubio. “And it’s all across-the-board. And there are real factors out there that are contributing not just to the erosion of confidence and trust in America, but some of the rhetoric...there is no such thing as a country in which half of us are very happy and the other half is very unhappy. It just can’t work.

None of us is going anywhere. So we’re going to have to figure out a way to coexist. That’s always been the challenge in America — of a country that covers this vast continent, so diverse, and that’s what our system is about. And that’s what law and order is about, allowing us to have those disputes without violence, but with passionate debate.”

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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