For the political establishment in Washington, transparency is really bad for business. That’s why former presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wants his Republican colleagues to stop discussing the leaked emails revealing Hillary Clinton’s extreme corruption.
In a recent interview with ABC News, Rubio parroted the Democratic talking point that the leaked Clinton campaign emails should be ignored because they may have been acquired by foreign hackers.
“As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it,” Rubio said.
The Florida lawmaker then added something that Republican voters should not ignore.
“I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us,” he said.
Of course, for conservatives and anyone else tired of the big-government corruption out of Washington there’s only one real answer to Rubio’s warning: We hope so!
And it may not be long until we get the opportunity to find out how the GOP establishment is equally as corrupt as Clinton’s campaign machine.
Earlier this year, many reports surfaced indicating that the same folks who hacked the Clinton servers accessed troves of GOP emails. Top Republican Party officials denied that any such data breach occurred.
But if it did and we just haven’t seen all the emails yet, the political establishment is likely in for a wild ride.
That’s because GOP emails would likely provide detailed insight as to how the Republican establishment tried—and failed— to knock Trump out of the running in favor of a more politically connected candidate (Jeb Bush?). And without the assistance of mainstream media the Clinton machine enjoys, the GOP’s actions would receive widespread coverage. Basically, a Clinton-style data dump for the GOP would offer proof of what Trump supporters (and supporters of other GOP presidential candidates outside the establishment) have suspected all along.
Worse for members of the GOP establishment like Rubio is that a leak would likely prove the extent to which many Republicans are only pretending to oppose Democratic big government policies to please voters. Meanwhile, behind closed doors the name of the game is political establishment versus the people.
The truth is that the Republican establishment has given conservative voters every indication that it truly wants Clinton to win the election next month. And why wouldn’t they? She’s for big war, big business, and maintaining the Washington status quo.
But many members of the GOP establishment, while jumping to say they’re against Trump, have stopped short of offering a blanket endorsement of Clinton. At least not in public.