To mix metaphors, by thus far being neither fish nor fowl in the god awful mess in which President Donald Trump now finds himself, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio risks falling between the sawhorses in his 2022 reelection bid. And the fall could prove fatal.
Rubio has repeatedly waffled on the issue of Trump. He has condemned violent protests, but not Trump. He has compared Wednesday’s insurrection to the Black Lives Matter protests. He voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but not before implying questions about the election were warranted. The man has a dilemma, the dilemma has him in a dither, and dithering has a price: by failing to take a clear position and holding it, he may not be Trumpy enough in a primary, and he may be too Trumpy in a general election. This makes his seat one of the national Democrats’ top targets in 2022.
And his Trump related troubles are not over by a long shot. He is going to be forced to continue navigating the dangerous waters roiled by Trump’s role in Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Assuming the House approves a second Trump impeachment resolution, which was introduced Monday, it will eventually be taken up in the