President Donald Trump’s pick to be the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) is expected to receive significant Senate Democratic opposition to his nomination.
Appearing on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) reacted to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s floor remarks that Ratcliffe would be opposed because he would only serve as a rubber stamp for the president, a “Yes man” of sorts.
“He’s smart, he has experience in intelligence matters,” said Rubio, “I think, here’s what’s funny, there are people out there being discussed of potential running mates for Joe Biden to be one heartbeat away from the presidency of the United States, who have absolutely no experience whatsoever, some them haven’t even won a major election yet.”
Rubio continued and took a shot at a Stacy Adams and possibly former presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris, saying that Rep. Ratcliff was more qualified than any of the individuals being considered to be vice president Joe Biden’s running mate.
“He’s way more qualified to be the DNI than some of these people they are talking about of being vice president,” added Rubio.
Rubio continued, outlining how partisan the senate was, and warned that Senate Democrats led by Sen. Schumer would oppose any nominee President Trump would have to offer for any government position that required Senate confirmation.
“There isn’t a human being on this planet that the Democrats would support if nominated by Donald Trump for this position and virtually any position at this point,” said Rubio
No matter who you nominate, they are going to oppose him.”
Rubio is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence