After a gas attack that killed dozens of children, John McCain immediately pointed the finger at the Trump administration’s rhetoric, saying ““Bashar Assad and his friends, the Russians, take note of what Americans say. I’m sure they took note of what our Secretary of State said just the other day that the Syrian people would be determining their own future themselves.” The Senator has become one of the most vocal opponents of Trump, but now another top Republican Senator is joining the attack: Senator Marco Rubio.
While being interviewed during the AM Tampa Bay radio show, Rubio stated that “It’s concerning that the Secretary of State…said that the future’s up to the people in Syria on what happens with Assad. In essence almost nodding to the idea that Assad was gonna get to stay in some capacity.”
In a press conference, Rubio attacked Tillerson even further:
“If you’re Bashar Al-Assad and they’re basically sending you a signal that in the end, we just want you to finish this war quickly, and we don’t like you, we think you’re a bad guy, we think you do bad things, but we think you’re better than the alternative, and at this point our priority is just ISIS, and we don’t really care what happens after that in the short term — I think that is, in my view, something that would encourage him to do something like what we’ve just seen. I personally do not believe that it’s coincidental.”
Trump might see him as “little,” but Rubio is making some big moves.