Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he changed his mind on whether to seek re-election to his Senate seat in 2016 because the Senate’s role as a check “on bad ideas from the president” will matter greatly, “no matter who wins this presidential election” during an interview set to air on Wednesday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” a part of which was aired on Wednesday’s “America’s Newsroom.”
Rubio said he changed his mind because “frustrated by what’s happening here in the Senate. Most Americans are, with the gridlock and the inability to move forward on things.” And cited the rewards of constituent services.
He then stated that the “deepest reason” he decided to run for re-election because, “no matter who wins this presidential election, the Senate’s role of being able to act as a check and balance on bad ideas from the president, I think are going to matter more in 2017, than they perhaps ever had in our history.”
Rubio added that regardless of whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidential election, “we’re gonna need senators that are willing to encourage them to make the right decisions.”
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