Travis Akers, a liberal activist with the group Common Defense, cornered the senator from Florida in an elevator today and asked if the House had uncovered enough evidence to impeach Trump.
"I don't even watch it," Rubio responded. Akers seemed flabbergasted.
"You don't pay attention to the facts as they come out?" Akers asked.
"No, because we will have a trial, and all we'll do is sit in the Senate for six weeks potentially and do nothing but hear the facts," Rubio responded.
"So as a senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee, you don't pay attention to the facts?" Akers asked.
"I mean, I read the headlines," Rubio said.
"And the materials?"
"No, not yet."
The exchange is quite something and does nothing to dispel the persistent rumors that Rubio hates his job and wishes he had not gone into politics.
Rubio's response to the impeachment inquiry has been one of the weirder ones, even as other Republicans have compared Trump to Jesus Christ or claimed, as Rep. Matt Gaetz did today, that Democrats are being "catfished" with bad information.
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. @marcorubio tells @commondefense he has not read any of the impeachment hearing documents and does not know what is going on with impeachment.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) December 18, 2019
Rubio: "I read the headlines."
Sen. Rubio also goes on to say the phone call was not perfect.pic.twitter.com/lVtOfuk0eK
The House today will all but certainly vote to impeach Trump — and it's pretty darn clear that, no matter what Rubio says today, he'll wind up supporting his former rival, like he always does.