Trump Endorses Rubio: 'Tireless Advocate for the People' Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) leaves the Senate floor on February 3, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
By Sandy Fitzgerald | Friday, 09 April 2021 09:12 AM
Former President Donald Trump, in an announcement made through the Save America PAC Friday, gave Sen. Marco Rubio his endorsement for the Florida Republican's 2022 Senate bid for reelection.
"It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my Complete and Total Endorsement," Trump said in the statement provided to Newsmax Friday morning. "Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America."
He added that Rubio "worked with me to reform the VA and help our small businesses grow, and with his help, we achieved the lowest ever unemployment for women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and almost all Americans. Together, we worked closely with the Cuban and Venezuelan communities, and have made great progress."
Rubio also served as the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Trump noted, and "ruled that 'President Trump was in no way involved with Russia,' as he presided over the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FAKE Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax. Marco will never let the great people of Florida, or our Country, down!"
Rubio was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and ran for the presidency in 2016.
He serves on several Senate committees, including Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Foreign Relations, and is the ranking member of the subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issue. He is also vice-chairman on the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence, and of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.
He lives in West Miami with his wife Jeanette and their four children.