ICYMI: Rubio Joins America's Newsroom
Nov 12 2020
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio joined America’s Newsroom to discuss the future of the Republican Party and the party expanding its support among working-class voters. Watch the full video here and see below for highlights.
On the Republican Party expanding its support among working-class voters in America:
“We seem to categorize people by where they live or the color of their skin. Here’s what I think 90 percent or an overwhelming percentage of Americans would agree on — we need to have an economy that creates good jobs with dignity for as many Americans as you possibly can. People want to live in safe neighborhoods. If a police officer does something wrong, they’re not above the law, but by and large the police do great things for our country. They want to fund the police department, they don't want to turn over our cities to rioters. They don’t want to be fired from their job or ostracized by society and canceled because of their political opinions. They don’t want their kids being failed by an English professor because they don't agree with the professor’s radical ideas.
“This is what people want, and they’re going to support people that stand for those things. For me, that’s the message that we take to all Americans. It’s why President Trump got over 70 million votes, it’s why the Republican Party has grown in states all across the country, and it’s the people that have been left behind by this radical leftward turn of the Democratic Party that today considers Nancy Pelosi a moderate — that tells you how radical they’ve become.”
On the future of the Republican Party:
“We need to make sure that all those people that came into our party because of Donald Trump’s work and message, because of the work we’ve done here in the Senate, that we don’t suddenly walk away from them. The message that he’s been hitting on for four years, the message that we’ve been working on [in the Senate] as well, is we are on the side of hard-working, every day Americans who… don't want to be told, for example, ‘sorry, your job is going to China because that’s how the free market works.’
“We are for the free market, we’re not for socialism, but our number one obligation is the best interest of the American people. We want an economy that works on behalf of the American people, that provides dignified work, that provides safe communities, and that largely respects the right of people to believe whatever they want and not have shoved down their throat the values of some producer in New York, or some Hollywood director, or some celebrity. They can believe whatever they want, but don’t shove it down people’s throat... That’s what the overwhelming majority of Americans want, and that’s what our party needs to be about.”