Florida Senator Marco Rubio appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” where the senior senator targeted the Biden administration and gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Charlie Crist, of “attacking voters” across the country.
Sen. Rubio’s remarks were in response to President Biden calling Republican voters “Semi-fascist.”
"If you criticize them, they will claim that you are putting them in danger. They, on the other hand, do not criticize Republicans, they try to dehumanize, defame and smear Republicans by calling not Republican officeholders, but Republican voters, everyday people, by calling them semi-fascist,” said Rubio.
Rubio then pivoted to his former senatorial opponent and Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, Rep. Charlie Crist, who is running for governor against Gov. Ron DeSantis and recently said that he did not want Floridian’s who vote for DeSantis to vote for him.
"Last week in Florida Charlie Crist running for Governor, once again here, said he did not want the support of anyone who had voted or supported Ron DeSantis, which is the majority of the state. They are not attacking political leaders alone, they are attacking voters, which in Florida is the majority of voters,” said Rubio.
Rubio on Val Demings
Rubio is leading Rep. Val Demings in the most recent public opinion polls. But as the polls appear to be tightening, Rubio is outlining that Demings is nothing more than a “rubber stamp” for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and for Progressive Democrats across the nation.
"Val Demings says that the border crisis is nothing new, there’s no big deal there. She thinks inflation is something we need to put aside in a corner and not be focused on. She tries to portray herself as law enforcement,” added Rubio. “She was once a police officer. That was a long time ago. In the last six years in Congress she has turned her back on police departments and law enforcement, that's why they’ve all endorsed me. She's actually helped the left attack them, as you pointed out. She’s going to run on what the left runs on: a lot of money, the help of the mainstream media and, I guess, calling Republicans and people who vote for them fascists."