Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Georgia officials launch investigation after election day chaos | Senate report finds Chinese telecom groups operated in US without proper oversight Republican Senators ask FCC to ‘clearly define’ when social media platforms should receive liability protections Trump’s tweet on protester sparks GOP backlash MORE (R-Fla.) on Wednesday tweeted a Bible verse amid his criticism of the Florida recounts, writing, “You cannot count what is not there.”
“What is crooked cannot be made straight, and you cannot count what is not there. Ecclesiastes 1:15,” Rubio wrote.
What is crooked cannot be made straight,and you cannot count what is not there. Ecclesiastes 1:15
Click Here: New Zealand rugby store— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 14, 2018
Rubio, who frequently posts Bible passages, posted the quote as he continues to accuse Democrats of attempting to “steal” elections in Florida as the races for governor and Senate undergo recounts mandated by law.
Incompetent law breaking election officials lead to chance for lawyers to steal an election
Dem lawyers aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. They’re here to get as many votes for their client as possible counted & get as many votes for opponent as possible thrown out
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 13, 2018
Rubio for days has accused election officials and Democrats in Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach Counties of malign activity, sometimes without presenting evidence of these claims.
GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGOP tentatively decides on Jacksonville for site of convention DeSantis pushing to host Republican National Convention in Florida Florida bars and theaters to reopen starting Friday, DeSantis says MORE (R) were ahead when the votes went to a recount.
The senatorial race, in particular, has been marred by bitter accusations and legal battles launched by Republicans and Democrats, as each side accuses the other of using dirty tactics to try and win the election.
Republicans, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE, have made accusations of voter fraud without evidence to back the claim.
In a Monday ruling, a Florida judge told Democrats and Republicans invested in the Florida recount battle to “ramp down the rhetoric,” warning that unsubstantiated allegations of malfeasance could undermine the public’s support for state officials.
“If someone in this lawsuit or someone in this county has evidence of voter fraud or irregularities at the supervisor’s office, they should report it to their local law enforcement officer,” Broward Chief Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said. “If the lawyers are aware of it, they should swear out an affidavit, but everything the lawyers are saying out there in front of the elections office is being beamed all over the country.”
“We need to be careful of what we say,” Tuter added. “Words mean things these days.”
The Hill has reached out to Rubio for comment.