This Republican just responded to Donald Trump considering him for Vice President

Mar 26, 2024

Donald Trump’s campaign is in the full swing of trying to settle on a running mate.

One name is catching all of the attention. 

And this Republican just responded to Donald Trump considering him for Vice President.

Marco Rubio responds to rumors that he is the favorite to become Donald Trump’s running mate 

NBC News dropped a bombshell report that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is now the favorite to get the nod as Trump’s Vice-Presidential selection.

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is moving up the list of former President Donald Trump’s potential vice presidential picks, according to six people familiar with the presumptive Republican nominee’s search for a running mate,” NBC News exclusively reported.

When POLITICO asked Rubio about the NBC report, he only said that he hasn’t spoken with anyone about the position.

“Never once have I talked to [Trump] about Vice Presidency,” Rubio stated.

But with polls showing Trump favored to win the White House, Rubio had no problem saying he was interested in being Vice President.

Rubio knows that it would be a golden ticket to frontrunner status in the 2028 GOP Presidential Primary.

“If anybody has been offered the chance to be Vice President, they should consider that an honor and an incredible opportunity to serve our country. But that hasn’t happened, I haven’t spoken to anybody on his campaign about it,” Rubio continued.

“We’ve had a great working relationship — we ran against each other, so at one point we were competitors — but since 2016, especially when he was President, we worked really well together,” Rubio added.

Constitutional complications to Rubio on the ticket

One issue with Rubio appearing on the ticket resides in the text of the U.S. Constitution.

While it’s never been tested in court, Article Two, Section One, Clause Three implies that the President and the Vice President can’t reside in the same state.

“The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves,” Article Two, Section One, Clause Three reads.

In 2000, both Dick Cheney and George W. Bush lived in Texas.

But to simplify matters and not invite any legal challenges, Cheney changed his residency to Wyoming.

Both Rubio and Donald Trump currently reside in Florida.

Trump would never declare residency in a state where he owns properties with a Democrat Attorney General, like New York, New Jersey, or Nevada.

Policy differences could be an even bigger obstacle 

Donald Trump remade the GOP into a populist conservative party.

Marco Rubio was initially seen as the heir to the Bush wing of the GOP when he was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

Once in the Senate, Rubio led the push for amnesty as the lead GOP negotiator in the 2013 Gang of Eight bill.

After the 2018 tragedy in Parkland, Rubio came out in support of red flag confiscation laws.

Rubio is currently one of the Senate’s leading warmongers who supports pumping tens of billions of taxpayer dollars down the drain in Ukraine.

Putting Rubio on the ticket now could be a mistake similar to Ronald Reagan making George H.W. Bush his running mate in 1980, a move that allowed the Bush establishment to eventually seize control of the Republican Party for a generation after Reagan left office.

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