Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that the FBI’s recommendation not to file charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state is “not the end of the story,” predicting more scandals from the presumptive Democratic nominee.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon and simultaneously published to Facebook, Rubio (R-Fla.) said Clinton’s email server was “grossly negligent” and “unbecoming of someone who aspires to the presidency.” He suggested that Clinton, who along with her husband has been plagued by scandals throughout her political career, would soon create more controversy as the November presidential election draws closer.
“It’s only a matter of time before the next shoe drops and the nexus of corruption and controversy that has surrounded Hillary Clinton throughout her time in public office produces yet another scandal for the American people to endure,” Rubio wrote. “Given the consequential and challenging times in which we live, America simply cannot afford any more Clinton drama.”
Full statement is below.
Rubio dropped out of the GOP presidential run after failing to win the Florida primary. The Senator has jumped back into the race to regain his seat in November.
The FBI concluded what many Americans have known for quite some time, which is that Hillary Clinton’s conduct as Secretary of State and her mishandling of classified information was disgraceful and unbecoming of someone who aspires to the presidency. There is simply no excuse for Hillary Clinton’s decision to set up a home-cooked email system which left sensitive and classified national security information vulnerable to theft and exploitation by America’s enemies. Her actions were grossly negligent, damaged national security and put lives at risk.
Hillary Clinton’s actions have sent the worst message to the millions of hard-working federal employees who hold security clearances and are expected to go to great lengths to secure sensitive government information and abide by the rules. They don’t take their oaths lightly, and we shouldn’t expect any less of their leaders.
Hillary Clinton’s reckless and thoughtless mishandling of classified information is not the end of the story however. It’s only a matter of time before the next shoe drops and the nexus of corruption and controversy that has surrounded Hillary Clinton throughout her time in public office produces yet another scandal for the American people to endure. Given the consequential and challenging times in which we live, America simply cannot afford any more Clinton drama.