Rubio Says He’d Speak On Trump’s Behalf At Convention If Asked

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in a CNN interview with Jake Tapper that aired in part Thursday that he would speak on Donald Trump’s behalf at the Republican National Convention, if Trump asked.

“Yes. I want to be helpful, not harmful. I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. My policy differences with Donald Trump, I’ve spent 11 months talking about them. I think they are well understood,” Rubio said. “That said, I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there’s something I can do to help that from happening and helpful to the cause, I’d be honored to be considered for that. “

Regardless, Rubio plans to attend the convention, something he had been on the fence about given his loud and frequently stated concerns about Trump’s candidacy.

During the interview with Tapper, Rubio also said it was safe to assume that he’s not done with the political spotlight himself.

In the interview, Tapper asked Rubio if he might run for office again.

“Yeah. I think that’s a safe assumption. But I don’t know where I’m going to be in two years. I don’t know. I enjoy public service. There’s an opportunity to serve again in a way that I feel passionate about, I’ll most certainly think I’ll explore it,” Rubio said. “But, I don’t know where I’m going to be in two years. I don’t know what my life will look like then.”

In Washington, pressure has been mounting for Rubio to run for his Senate seat again as Republicans are getting increasingly worried that they could lose the seat if Rubio doesn’t jump back in the race.

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