Rubio Questioned On Willingness To Be Trump’s VP

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) shocked ABC News host Jonathan Karl when he said it would be an “honor” to be selected to be former President Donald Trump’s vice president.

During an interview on Sunday, Karl asked, “There was some reporting this week, that you are possibly under consideration to be Donald Trump’s running mate. I don’t put a lot of stock in this reporting right now, we’re early, but you said it would be an honor to be offered a spot on this ticket. Really?”

In response, Rubio reiterated his belief that anybody in public service should be honored to be Trump’s vice presidential pick.

“I’m in the Senate because I want to serve the country. Being vice president is an important way to serve the country. I’ve also been clear. I’ve never talked to Donald Trump or talked to anybody on his team or family or inner circle about vice president. That’s the decision he’s going to make. He’s got plenty of really good people to pick from,” Rubio said.

Karl then brought up the fallout between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, saying, “Look what happened to the last guy. I mean, a mob stormed the Capitol, literally calling to hang Mike Pence. Trump defended those chants of ‘Hang Mike Pence.’”

Rubio, however, insisted Trump made the United States a better place as president.

Later in the interview, Karl played a clip of Rubio calling Trump a “con artist” back in 2016 when they were both vying for that year’s Republican nomination.

Rubio, pushed back on Karl’s insinuation by pointing out that her previous comments about Trump do not count anymore, as he was campaigning against the GOP presumptive nominee at the time.

“Why didn’t you play the clip of Kamala Harris basically insinuating that Joe Biden was a segregationist?” he said.

Karl had towed that line of discussion after Rubio said on Thursday that getting selected to be Trump’s presidential running mate would be “an incredible opportunity to serve our country.”

“If anybody has been offered the chance to be vice president, they should consider that an honor and an incredible opportunity to serve our country. But that hasn’t happened, I haven’t spoken to anybody on his campaign about it. Never once have I talked to [Trump] about vice presidency,” he told POLITICO when asked about reports of him being on Trump’s VP shortlist.

“We’ve had a great working relationship — we ran against each other, so at one point we were competitors — but since 2016, especially when he was president, we worked really well together,” he added.

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