Next year, US Senator Marco Rubio (R – Fl) will run for his third term. Rubio, who was a primary opponent of Donald Trump’s in early 2016, but who loyally supported President Trump for four years, has attracted a good deal of criticism over that period and the opportunity to take him on in the Senatorial campaign in his home state next year looks attractive to several high-profile Democrats.
The individuals who have already declared that they are running for the Democratic nomination for Rubio’s Senate seat include William Sanchez, in immigration lawyer and former special counsel for the Department of Justice. Those who have signaled that they will be declaring but who haven’t crossed the Ts and dotted the Is yet include Alan Grayson, former representative 9th congressional district, and Val Demings, incumbent representative for the 10th district.
The Thing to Know:
In 2016, Rubio opposed consideration of President Obama’s nominee for a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, saying, “I don’t think we should be moving forward with a nominee in the last year of this president’s term. I would say that even if it was a Republican president.”
In 2020, when “it” was a Republican President, Rubio said nothing of the sort, and supported the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, only days before the Presidential election.
Rubio will certain hear a good deal about this disparity next year.