Marco Rubio’s ‘generational challenge:’ Keeping Joe Biden out of the White House
Senator Marco Rubio backs his President.

Marco Rubio
Should Biden be elected, Rubio harbors 'very serious doubts about strength in the White House.'

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio talked to Florida media about the need to reelect President Donald Trump, describing the 2020 election as a “generational challenge” that Republicans must win.

Rubio, in his second term in Washington, addressed the recently-formed Democratic ticket, with his Senate colleague Kamala Harris the running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Senator predicted a “sea shift” in the campaign, with the Democratic event this week followed next week by the GOP extravaganza, driven in part by Biden  finally “having to speak in public and take questions.”

Rubio expressed enthusiasm for America’s economic resurgence, also, which he said would be a “long recovery but it’s going to happen,” unless Biden and Harris are elected.

For starters, Rubio predicted a “$4 trillion tax hike” after the new administration would move to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Biden, said Rubio, is the front man for a “very different Democratic Party” from past incarnations, driven by “fringe left-wing movements” and “radical groups in the Democratic Party” calling for “defunding the police” and the “$93 trillion Green New Deal.”

The last six months have been characterized by “rapid increases in violent crime” in cities, Rubio said. The Senator suggested that’s just a taste of the “violence, anarchy, and disorder” to come during a Biden/Harris administration.

Rubio wondered, regarding Biden, “is he strong enough” to deal with “elements in the party” working to “push him farther left than he’s ever been before?”

Should Biden be elected, Rubio harbors “very serious doubts about strength in the White House.”

The Senator also asserts that Trump is the best bet when it comes to hot-button foreign policy issues.

Among those charges for the President is a call to reverse a 30 year “bipartisan consensus” of rapprochement with Beijing, something Rubio says was started in Trump’s first term and is something that he can “build on” if reelected.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


5 comments

  • Paula Weber

    August 17, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Senator, you are not concerned right now? Trump has lost the respect America had from around the world. We are now a laughing stock. Rubio, you are selling your soul. Good luck with that in your afterlife. I want a president who gives the American people some respect. Someone who may make mistakes but learns and takes some responsibility. Biden, I know will bring all sides to the table. He’s more a deal maker then trump ever could be. A true Christian would stand against evil, not endorse a future of serious division. Sit down with your serious doubts.

    • Arl

      August 18, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      If any taxes go up, BLAME TRUMP – the deficit is out of control. Paula, I agree with you.

  • Ocean Joe

    August 17, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Marco, you want to reverse rapproachment with China, but Trump has frittered away America’s status as the world’s dominant superpower by abandoning our allies and befriending dictators. His isolationism, tariffs, hollow threats, betrayal and slaughter of the Kurds has weakened not strengthened our foreign policy. He has violated the trust of our allies through his unpredictability and his lack of understanding of longstanding policies because he was and is AS YOU TOLD US during one of the debates, “DANGEROUSLY UNPREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT.”

    Our ability to change the status quo with China has been badly handicapped by Trump’s other blunders around the world. Biden isn’t the problem. And if Trump can game the electoral college again, you can bet you will be primaried by Corcoran or some other small clown who gets Trump’s endorsement, because Trump will never forget what you said about his hands.

  • PeterH

    August 18, 2020 at 7:51 am

    “For starters, Rubio predicted a “$4 trillion tax hike” after the new administration would move to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

    My God Rubio ….. can’t you understand that Trump’s $4 trillion dollar tax cuts were not paid for? The Republican policies of this administration added $4 trillion to the National Debt BEFORE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.

    President Obama left Trump with 4.6% unemployment and the longest period of economic expansion in American history. Trump and Republican’s lack of pandemic leadership will certainly leave the incoming administration with 10% unemployment, 7 million students without a classroom and Florida’s hotels and restaurants struggling until this administration gets its act together.

    Your lack of vision and leadership Marco Rubio, are not the solution….. you are part of the problem!

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Stuff it Marco. You are a loser! You are a cowatd!

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