Marco Rubio Says He’ll Reconsider Leaving The Senate

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June 15, 2016 4:44 p.m.

After for months saying he plans to leave the U.S. Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told the Washington Post on Wednesday he’s rethinking his plans after the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.

“Obviously, I take very seriously everything that’s going on — not just Orlando, but in our country,” Rubio told the paper. “I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my family, and then if there’s been a change in our status I’ll be sure to let everyone know.”

Rubio said his decision comes after a conversation with his close friend Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who is running to replace him in the Senate.

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