PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hadn’t revealed his position on Wednesday’s Electoral College certification, but he is speaking out on social media about the U.S. Capitol lockdown after protesters breached barricades and stormed the Capitol.
His first Tweet: “There is nothing patriotic about what is occurring on Capitol Hill,” Rubio tweeted. “This is 3rd world style anti-American anarchy.”
His latest tweet addressed the President directly.
Mr. President @realDonaldTrump the men & women of law enforcement are under assault. It is crucial you help restore order by sending resources to assist the police and ask those doing this to stand down.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 6, 2021
“Mr. President: the men & women of law enforcement are under assault. It is crucial you help restore order by sending resources to assist the police and ask those doing this to stand down.”
On Saturday, dozens of protestors gathered at Miami’s West End Park to then marched to the West Miami home of Rubio demanding that he reject the Electoral College totals that show Joe Biden won the race for President or they will vote him out.
One of the new Republicans in Congress from Miami, Carlos Gimenez, also commented about the events unfolding.
Mr. President @realDonaldTrump please take a firm stance and help us restore order in the Capitol. This is unacceptable and dangerous. Capitol Police needs additional officers and resources now. We need you to urgently call on these protestors to disperse.— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) January 6, 2021
This lawlessness is abhorrent and disgusting. This is not who we are as a nation and does not represent our values. All engaging in violence must be apprehended and punished. I pray for the safety of our Capitol Police who are working tirelessly to ensure everyone is kept safe.— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) January 6, 2021