In an exclusive interview with The Floridian, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) spoke to Publisher Javier Manjarres about the results of the 2020 presidential election, possible Supreme Court intervention, and what lies ahead in the political arena as lawmakers look towards 2022.
President Trump (R) is involved in challenging the election results, arguing that there was widespread voter fraud that led to Vice President Biden (D) being projected the winner of the election.
Senator Rubio is one of a number of Republicans that support the President’s efforts to legally challenge the outcome of the election, and Rubio expressed that “it’s impossible to hold an election involving 140 million… people and not have some irregularity,” noting that “the question is whether there was enough of it to change the outcome in the right places, and on that you know I have no basis on which to opine because I don’t live in Michigan, Georgia, in places that are in question.”
I do believe the president as any candidate does has the right to use all the processes the law allows and provides - go to canvassing boards go to court present evidence in court and in many cases because it's the presidential race to take it all the way to the Supreme Court.
So, people can hyperventilate because he hasn't conceded, but the president has a legal right to go all the way to the Supreme Court and it appears he intends to.- Sen. Marco Rubio
He further expressed that “the president as any candidate does have the right to use all of the processes that the law allows and provides,” which includes meetings with canvassing boards and going to court to present evidence.
Rubio concluded that “people can hyperventilate because he hasn’t conceded, but the president has a legal right to go all the way to the Supreme Court, and it appears he intends to.”
The Florida lawmaker also referenced the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, arguing that “Stacey Abrams still hasn’t conceded her loss in Georgia” and saying that “to this day she claims it was stolen from her.”
In looking forward to 2022, Senator Rubio assured that he was confident of the work that Republicans have put in, explaining that there “were clearly trends in Florida that are hard not to spot… and they’re positive for conservatives, but I don’t think one election translates to the next. 2018 was a bad year for Republicans,” but he admits that “20 was good up and down… all over.”