Filling a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy is front and center in a new advertisement for Marco Rubio.
The Florida Republican’s campaign released the 60-second radio spot Wednesday. In it U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, both South Carolina Republicans, discuss how the election could decide the future of the court.
“You and I talk about it all the time: Marco Rubio is the sixth most conservative member of Congress, House and Senate, according to Heritage, which of course is led by Jim DeMint right now,” Gowdy says in the spot.
Gowdy continues: “He is as conservative as anybody in this race, but he can win. If you care about the Second Amendment, if you care about religious liberty, if you care about the 10th Amendment, if you care about the proper scope of government in our lives then you have to pick the next Supreme Court Justice. You better win in November.”
Scott is then heard saying: “I think Marco says it really well when he says let’s not try to just make a point. Make a point, that is a good thing, but let’s make a difference.”
The advertisement begins airing on South Carolina radio stations Wednesday. The South Carolina primary is Saturday.