May 21, 2022

Marco Rubio tweets ‘Den of Thieves’ bible verse as GOP, Trump lawyers seek to block Biden victory

Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted a bible verse referring to a ‘den of thieves’ a day after the GOP held a press conference filled with contentious claims, including that Donald Trump had’ won [the election] by a landslide. “

At Thursday’s press conference, Sidney Powell, an attorney for Trump’s electoral legal team, made several baseless allegations, including allegations of corruption at “the highest level of our government.”

His comments have been criticized as going a step further than previous allegations of election rigging by White House officials, raising eyebrows even among right-wing figures. Press experts accused her of going “mad” with even more outlandish claims than Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani had handled in previous press events.

Florida Senator Rubio, like many Republican figures, remained loyal to Trump in the aftermath of the presidential election, insisting the incumbent was “within his legal rights” to challenge the result in court.

The day after Powell’s remarks, Rubio quoted a verse from the book of Jeremiah: “Has this house which bears my name become in your eyes a den of thieves?”

Has this house that bears my name become in your eyes a den of thieves?

Jeremiah 7:11

– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 20, 2020

The Republican senator tweets Bible verses daily, but his latest post has been interpreted by some to have ulterior meaning.

“Finally call your brothers @SenateGOP,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Be brave, do it in your own words and say it loud.”

“If you’re talking about Trump and Co. trying to steal this election then I should say yes,” said another.

The backlash over Powell’s comments began to escalate Thursday night when Fox News host Tucker Carlson invited her to provide evidence for the allegations she made about the election rigging.

At that event, Powell called the alleged electoral fraud “dizzying, heart-wrenching, infuriating and one of the most unpatriotic acts I can even imagine the people of this country taking part in.”

Rudy Giuliani shows a map as he speaks to the press about various trials related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC. on November 19, 2020. President Donald Trump, who has not been seen in public for several days, continues to make unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud and to challenge the results of the 2020 US presidential election. L Lawyer Sidney Powell is also pictured, center.
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Powell, who joined Trump’s legal team in the weeks following the election, continued, “I want the American public to know right now that we will not be intimidated. American patriots are fed up with the corruption of the local level at the highest level of our government and … we’re going to clean up this mess now.

“President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it. And we are going to get the United States of America back for the people who vote for freedom.”

“We will not be intimidated … We are going to clean up this mess now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it. And we are going to get the United States of America back for the people who vote for freedom. . ”- Sidney Powell

– GOP (@GOP) November 19, 2020

Carlson said Powell was invited to her show, but rejected the offer and provided no evidence of the vote rigging allegations.

“Whether or not you think this election is already over, until we know the answers to these questions conclusively and can agree on them, this country will not be united,” a- he writes.

Frank Luntz, the pollster and expert, responding to Powell’s comments, wrote: “That doesn’t make sense, GOP.”

Rubio’s office was approached for comment on the tweet. At the time of publication. the account has not tweeted since posting “den of thieves”.

Rubio is running for reelection in 2022 and is considered a favorite for the Republican presidential ticket in 2024.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) crosses the Senate subway following a Senate vote at the United States Capitol on November 12, 2020. As President Trump continues to refuse to concede the presidential election to the president elected Joe Biden, more congressmen and women ask Biden to start receiving classified briefings on national intelligence.
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