Florida Senator Marco Rubio WILL NOT be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Two sources within Sen. Rubio’s senate office told The Floridian that even though he will be in Washington, D.C. working, Rubio will not be going to the inauguration.
Rubio could not be reached for comment, but his move to skip Biden’s swearing-in ceremony could be perceived as him sending a message to Republican voters that he continues to be supportive of President Trump.
President Trump has already said that he would not be attending the ceremony.
Trump Republicans voters have been very skeptical of Rubio, questioning his loyalty to Trump since the 2016 Republican presidential primary race where the two men faced off in a heated contest.
Since then, Rubio’s senate career has flourished under the Trump administration and he has humbly acknowledged that fact.
Skipping the ceremony also helps Rubio begin to shore up those Republican and Independent voters that feel disenfranchise or wronged by the results of the 2020 presidential primary general election.
Rubio’s Republican colleague, Sen. Rick Scott will be attending the inauguration, and has urged Trump to “reconsider his decision to skip the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”
“I am urging the President to reconsider his decision to skip the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” stated Sen. Scott on a press release on January 8. He is, of course, not constitutionally required to attend and I can imagine losing an election is very hard, but I believe he should attend. I plan to attend and believe it is an important tradition that demonstrates the peaceful transfer of power to our people and to the world.”
This is a developing story…
Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will be attending the Biden inauguration.