President Trump’s every move is under a microscope.
And you could argue that he has single-handedly, albeit unintentionally, saved the newspaper industry – because the anti-Trump rhetoric and conspiracies sell.
Now Sen. Marco Rubio has also acknowledged a leftist conspiracy, and it will make you question which team he truly plays for.
On the Republican side, it’s usually Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham who repeatedly throw President Trump under the bus.
But Sen. Marco Rubio just joined them in a shocking anti-Trump move.
Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee and recently questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a leftist conspiracy as if it were true.
During Tuesday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pushed the misleading Democratic Party talking point that the Republican Party platform was changed to “not provide defensive weapons to Ukraine.”
Here’s Partial transcript:
RUBIO: My last question, you were on the foreign policy team and the Republican platform was changed to not provide defensive weapons to Ukraine. Were you involved in that decision and do you know how the change was made?
SESSIONS: I was not active in the platform committee and did not participate in that, and I don’t think I had direct involvement.
RUBIO: Do you know who did or you have no recollection of a debate about that issue internally in the campaign?
SESSIONS: I never watched the debate, if it occurred, on the platform committee. I think it did. So I don’t recall that, Senator. I’d have to think about that.
Rubio was alluding to the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had the Republican Party platform changed on the issue of Ukraine to allegedly aid Russian interests.
The charge, which comes mostly from a Washington Post opinion piece, remains so unproven that even the left-leaning PolitiFact so-called fact checker failed to reach a judgement on the issue, allowing, ‘it’s hard to use those news reports as evidence in this fact-check.’
The entire issue revolved around one platform committee member, a Ted Cruz supporter, who wanted to use language calling for the U.S. to provide ‘lethal defensive weapons’ to the Ukrainian military.
Instead the platform eventually called for ‘appropriate assistance’ to Ukraine – which leaves open the possibility of providing ‘lethal defensive weapons’ – and called for ‘greater coordination with NATO defense planning.’
That was enough for the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin to pen an opinion piece titled ‘Trump campaign guts GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine.’
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used the tidbit to claim on television that ‘something weird’ happened regarding ‘that Ukraine and Russia thing’ on the platform.
She claimed the Trump campaign ‘jumped right up on that and they insisted that that plank only, that one, had to be taken out, that language could not stand.’”
Marco Rubio pursuing this conspiracy theory is a head-scratcher because there’s never been a shred of evidence to support it.
So why would he even ask a question he already knows the answer to?
“Writing at the Washington Examiner, media critic Byron York noted:
Missing from all the talk is what the Republican platform actually said before it was allegedly ‘gutte’” by Trump.
What did the original draft of the platform say about Russia and Ukraine? Was it, in fact, changed? If so, how?
As it turns out, a look at the original draft of the platform — which has never been released publicly — shows that it always had tough language on Russian aggression in Ukraine.
And not only did that language stay in the final platform — nothing was taken out — it was actually strengthened, not weakened, as a result of events at the convention.”
While liberals assume President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians to get elected, it’s up to Senators like Marco Rubio to shutdown these idiotic theories – but he didn’t. And that is incredibly concerning.