- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Chris Cuomo says President Trump’s departure from the White House will not offer political relief for the country as long as “Bible boy” Sen. Marco Rubio is around.

The “CNN Tonight” host mocked the Florida Republican’s outspoken faith Monday evening while opining on post-Trump America with colleague Don Lemon.

“Look, Trump, I believe, will be remembered as the worst,” Mr. Cuomo said. “But the people, those who remain, the Kevin McCarthy’s, the people in the House—”

“Embarrassing, embarrassing,” Mr. Lemon concurred.

The men then turned their attention to Mr. Rubio.

“You know Mr. Bible Boy,” Mr. Cuomo said. “He’s got a Bible quote for every moment. He just never speaks truth to power or acts on any of it in the interest of his own state or of this country. They remain, and they all know what they’re doing is bogus. They know what they’re doing on the 6th is bogus.”

Mr. Lemon blasted senators who want an emergency audit of the 2020 election and said they engineered their own support with lies.

“Stop saying that we must respect Trump supporters who believe bulls— because it is bulls— that you have been feeding them,” Mr. Lemon said. “The president and you have been feeding them the B.S. and now that they believe it, all of a sudden, again, another self-fulfilling prophecy and feedback loop.”

The Media Research Center blasted Mr. Cuomo and the network for “anti-Christian bigotry.”

“For some reason, it’s only Republicans or conservatives whose faith is attacked or held to the fire on CNN,” the conservative watchdog’s Kristine Marsh wrote. 

Mr. Rubio, who was raised Catholic, regularly tweets Scripture verses on his Twitter account.

“It’s not a very difficult thing to decide every day. It’s based on the daily reading in the Catholic Church, from the Mass,” Mr. Rubio said in October in a conversation with the dean of The Catholic University of America’s business school, FloridaPolitics.com reported at the time.

“If you do that, every three years you’ll get through the whole Bible.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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