Florida senator says he’ll finish out his term and become a private citizen
Just two days after Marco Rubio announced his withdrawal from the presidential race following a a disappointing Super Tuesday 3 showing, the Florida senator says he will not accept his party’s No. 2 spot.
“No I’m not going to be anybody’s vice president,” Rubio told reporters after being asked if he would consider joining Sen. Ted Cruz’s ticket. “I’m not interested in being vice president. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way.”
Rubio also dismissed the idea of running for Florida governor in 2018, saying “I’m going to finish out my term in the Senate over the next 10 months, we’re going to work really hard here and we have something we want to achieve, and then I’ll be a private citizen in January.”
Asked whether he’d endorse Cruz after calling him the only “conservative left in the race” on Wednesday, Rubio declined to comment.