Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) serves on the Foreign and Relations Committee for the United States of America. He is currently taking a look at former Secretary of State John Kerry and his meetings with foreign leaders. Senator Rubio believes that he is undercutting President Trump and the current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Senator Rubio made an appearance on Fox and Friends to talk about the situation. A clip was run with Secretary Pompeo ripping John Kerry where he said,
“Secretary Kerry can’t seem to get off the stage.” “Stop it, let it go. You had your day. We think you fundamentally got it wrong with Iran and we’re trying to make it right for America.”
He’s absolutely right! Kerry needs to leave the stage. Sen Rubio sent a letter to the DOJ asking them to start an investigation. He was asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade,
“what makes you think that it might be breaching the law?”
Sen Rubio responded by saying,
“The words in the law. There’s a thing called the Logan Act. I kind of took quick notes again this morning again sure I read it entirely and appropriately, cause I wanted to bullet point it for you. And basically what it says in the Logan Act if there’s a US citizen that without the authority of the US Government is talking to a foreign Government with the intent of influencing the conduct that Government or with the intent to defeat a measure of the US Government. The Logan Act makes that illegal.
“Now, we know for a fact for example, that Kerry had said himself that he’s talked to the Foreign Minister of Iran 3 or 4 times. We’ve seen reporting that he’s been calling foreign heads of state. And we’ve seen reporting that he has been talking to foreing heads of state telling them to wait Trump out when it comes to the Iran deal.
“So, when you apply the things that have been reported in the media that we’re told that we should always believe and apply those facts according to the media to what we know what the law is that merits an investigation because this is someone who is operating without the authority the Govenment. He’s not a memeber of Congress. He’s not a Senator and he most certainly has not been deputized by the Trump administration to conduct these talks and undermine US policy.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked the Senator,
“would it be hard to prove intent. You’d have to prove that he was trying to influence them.”
Senator Rubio responded by saying,
“Well obviously, you know, I don’t think he would necessarily try to deny it. In fact, it seems like he’s been bragging about it. He thinks he’s doing a heroic thing but he’s violating the law, that’s what he’s doing. So ultimately, this needs to be look at, not only should there be consequences is in fact he’s done it, but the precedents that this sets is disturbing. You can not here on moving forward have in the future, Mike Pompeo for example undermining a Democrats, a Democratic Presidents foreign-policy without authority. So, these are the kind of things that need to be dealt with because not just what happened, but the precedent it sets for the future.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade said,
“Now keep in mind that this was brought up to him last night. He said, well listen, Henry Kissinger has met with every world leader for the last two or three decades. What’s your answer to that?”
Senator Rubio responded,
“Well, know said it’s not illegal to meet with heads of states from other counties. What is illegal, is a concerted effort to use that to undermine the foreign-policy of the United States. If he is in fact meeting with these leaders and working with them and others to figuer out how to undermine US foreign policy or encouraging them to wait out the United States in so forth, then he’s violating the Logan Act. So, meeting is one thing, carrying out the intent to undermine US foreign policy according to the Logan Act, that’s a violation of the law.”
Co-host Steve Doocy said,
“And the last famous American that was accused of violating the Logan Act was Mike Flynn. What happen to him?”
Do you think former Secretary of State John Kerry is violating the Logan Act? If found guilty should Kerry be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? Leave a comment and let us know.