Florida's Marco Rubio and Rick Scott vote to acquit Trump over role in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — Florida’s two senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on Saturday, as Rick Scott and Marco Rubio stood with a twice-impeached president who continues to exert immense influence over the Republican Party. Five weeks after a pro-Trump mob bent on overturning the results of the 2020 election entered the Senate chamber with weapons and zip ties, forcing Rubio, Scott and their colleagues to evacuate, the two senators declared that any effort to convict Trump for inciting an insurrection was unconstitutional. Their vote, alongside 41 of their Senate GOP colleagues, was ne…

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