Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) weighed in on the possibility of Roy Moore winning the U.S. Senate special election in Alabama on December 12 and how he and his Senate colleagues would react to Moore’s potential victory.
Rubio said that although he found the allegations to be “credible,” he said initiating an ethics investigation of Moore could be “complicated” if voters send him to the U.S. Senate with the knowledge of those allegations.
Partial transcript as follows:
INGRAHAM: The Roy Moore issue is out there. He is up in the polls. He may very well win this race.
What happens if he wins and he comes to Washington? The people of Alabama made their own call? It’s not our call. It’s their call. Are you in favor of an ethics investigation that could perhaps lead to two-thirds of the members expelling him from the Senate?
RUBIO: Well, first of all, if there is an ethics investigation. That’s the first thing. I don’t even know how you initiate that.
INGRAHAM: Senator McConnell was also very open to that.
RUBIO: Well, assuming that happens, and people would obviously make their decisions based on the facts that emerge from it. I think what’s complicated about it and I have said this before — to be frank, I find the accusations against them to be credible. And I don’t think anything he has said or done in the last couple weeks has helped him in that regard.
That said, this information is before the voters of Alabama. And if they elect him and then you as a Senate have ethics hearings to remove him from office or something like that, that gets more complicated. That’s a little bit more difficult because voters will have this information before them when they vote for him if, in fact, he is elected.
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