Graham: Rubio Is ‘Not Quite Ready’ To Run For President, But I May Be

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took a shot at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during an interview published Friday by The Weekly Standard, saying the younger lawmaker is “not quite ready” to be President.

Graham did, however, offer an alternative: himself.

Graham told the magazine he began questioning Rubio’s ability as a candidate after working with him on a Senate immigration bill.

“He’s a good guy, but after doing immigration with him — we don’t need another young guy not quite ready,” Graham said. “He’s no [President Barack] Obama by any means, but he’s so afraid of the right, and I’ve let that go.”

As he broadcast his doubts, Graham said he might consider running for President himself if he wins his Senate reelection in November.

“If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and [Arizona Republican Sen. John] McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” he said.

h/t Politico