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 said Friday morning he is "grateful for President Trump's endorsement and his leadership on the major issues facing our nation, including the threat from China and the need to bring good jobs back to America. Democrats are trying to undo everything we accomplished over the past four years, but I will continue to fight for the forgotten men and women of this country and deliver results for hard-working Florida families."
The senator's office pointed out his many achievements in office, including that he "wrote and passed the bipartisan PPP program which saved millions of jobs in Florida. He wrote and passed the historic VA Accountability Act. He doubled the child tax credit despite Democrat opposition. He got Everglades restoration efforts back on track. His fight against China’s Communist Party got him sanctioned and banned by Beijing. He was recognized by the Luger Center as one the leading bipartisan problem solvers in all of Congress and as the most effective Republican senator by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. And his constituent services were recognized as the best in all the Senate."
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.
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