Rubio Suggests He Will Consider Re-Election Bid After Orlando Terror Attack
Following the Orlando terror attack, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is contemplating running for re-election.
The former Republican presidential candidate has said for months that he will leave his Senate seat when his term is up in January, but Sunday's massacre apparently has caused him to reconsider his political future.
"I’ve been deeply impacted by it, and I think when it visits your home state, and it impacts a community you know well, it really gives you pause to think a little bit about, you know, your service to your country and where you can be most useful to your country," Rubio said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" this morning.
"My family and I will be praying about all this, and we’ll see what I need to do next with my life in regards to how I can best serve."
.@marcorubio, deeply impacted by shooting, tells me he has to rethink all his plans, talk with his family, consider his service...
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) June 13, 2016
On "Varney & Co." today Sandra Smith noted that Rubio didn't commit to anything, but she said it is interesting to hear him leave the door open for a potential re-election bid.
John Bolton said that Rubio needs to be careful not to permanently damage his credibility by backing out of his promise to leave his Senate seat.
"You can change your mind only so many times in politics," Bolton said. "I think Sen. Rubio's got a bright future in front of him. He should not cloud it."
Watch the "Varney & Co" segment above.