Donald Trump’s alternate reality cracked a bit more on Monday when Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio – a man who switched from Trump opponent to Trump loyalist – admitted Joe Biden is the president-elect.
The moment came when Rubio was asked about Sen. Angus King (I-ME), a potential Biden election for director of national intelligence.
“Well, of course that will be the decision of the president-elect,” said Rubio. “It’s a bit premature for that, but yes, I get on well with him.”
Rubio calls the President-elect of Biden when asked via Pool about Sen. Angus King as his potential DNI:
“Well, that will of course be the president-elect’s decision … It’s a little premature for that, but yeah, I get on well with him,” he said of King
– Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) November 16, 2020
Last week, Politico reported that King, a member of the Senate Intelligence and Armed Forces committees, was fighting for the DNI’s role.
Republican rifts are starting to emerge?
It shouldn’t be news for a Republican official to name Joe Biden on the title he’s decidedly earned, but here we are as Donald Trump and most GOP leaders refuse to acknowledge the reality.
Rubio’s blatant admission that Biden will be the next president comes after another prominent Republican official, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, used the correct title when referring to the former Vice President.
“We have to consider the former vice president as the elected president,” DeWine said on CNN last week. “Joe Biden is the President-Elect.”
DeWine also said that he believes “we need to start the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration” “for the country’s sake”.
Predictably, Trump responded with a tantrum on Monday, calling on another candidate to face DeWine in the 2022 governor’s race in Ohio.
Donald Trump may live on in an alternate reality, but over time, and as more Republican lawsuits are laughed at out of court, more GOP officials will say the obvious: Joe Biden will become President of the United States on January 20, 2021.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.