Florida Senator Marco Rubio sent out a statement on Wednesday afternoon, congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on his Tuesday night win in the race for the White House.
Rubio, who himself rolled to a second term in the Senate after falling to Trump in the GOP Presidential primary this March offered these words.
“I congratulate President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence on their victory. They listened to the frustrations and anxieties of the American people after eight years of failure in Washington and earned this opportunity to lead the country. Their victory, along with Republican Senate and House victories across the country, are a clear rejection of business as usual in Washington.
It’s been a long, tough and hard-fought election, but President-elect Trump struck the right tone last night by asking the country to come together. Whether you voted for him or not, he will soon be our president and our nation can only be successful in the years to come by helping him succeed.
I’m honored to be returning to the Senate to serve the people of Florida for another six years. I’m hopeful that these next two years with a Republican Senate, House and White House allow us to accomplish even more positive things on behalf of the people of Florida and for the greater good of our country.”
There had been speculation that Rubio could give the White House a second try in 2020 but Trump’s win means that Rubio will likely serve a full term in the Senate or potentially consider a run for Governor in 2018.