Just a day before the Iowa Caucuses, former President Donald Trump got endorsed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, Rubio announced his decision, attributing the fulfillment of the policies he pursued for years to Trump’s time in office.
“When Trump was in WH I achieved major policies I had worked on for years (like expanded Child Tax Credit & tough sanctions on regime in Cuba & Venezuela) because we had a President who didn’t cave to special interests or let bureaucrats block us,” he wrote.
He then expressed the belief that the kind of leadership Trump offers is their best shot at fixing the havoc the Biden administration has wreaked on the country.
In his words, “I support Trump because that kind of leadership is the ONLY way we will get the extraordinary actions needed to fix the disaster Biden has created. It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden & saving America!”
When Trump was in WH I achieved major policies I had worked on for years (like expanded Child Tax Credit & tough sanctions on regime in Cuba & Venezuela) because we had a President who didn’t cave to special interests or let bureaucrats block us.
I support Trump because that…
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 14, 2024
Before Sunday, it was unclear who Rubio’s endorsement was going to go to back for the 2024 presidential election, as he campaigned for reelection in 2022 with both Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He also got endorsed by former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley during his 2016 presidential campaign.
With Rubio’s endorsement, Trump scores another big win, as he expands his reach in the state he and DeSantis call home. The GOP front runner already received the backing of Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) last November even though the Florida senator promised to stay out of the race initially.
Most of the House Republican Florida delegation are also supporting his campaign.
Despite being the state’s governor, DeSantis trails in support behind Trump, as a poll from The Hill and Decision Desk HQ pegs the former president with 61% support in Florida while DeSantis had 18.8% support. This gives the GOP frontrunner a 42.1% lead over DeSantis.