Oct 21 2020
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Fox and Friends to discuss early voting in Florida and Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here.
“I think you’re seeing that energy reflected in the vote. People want to vote. I think that's true on both sides, but I think especially that’s true on the Republican side. And, anecdotally, I can tell you I tried to early vote before getting to the airport, and there was already a line at 6:45 in the morning at the site that's right down the street from my house. So people are voting. I've never seen lines on the first day at 6:45 a.m.”
“You know what I ended up doing, honestly? I ended up ordering it. It's going to come in the mail, I'm going to fill it out, I'm going to drop it off. You can drive right up to the voting site and show them your ID. You give it to them, they put it in a little drop box just like if you voted inside. So you know, not knowing how long I’m going to be here in D.C., I thought that was the wise thing to do.”
On the President’s handling of the pandemic:
“Well, look, I think the vast majority of people get it, okay? If you pull yourself out of the Twitter bubble and the political bubble and the Washington bubble and the New York bubble and go into the real world, the vast majority of people understand the President didn't create this virus, the President didn't bring this virus to America. It's impacted the whole world. I mean, look what's happening in Europe. People keep talking about this country did it so well, or that country — they're either really small countries or they're not telling us the truth, and every time they open up just a little bit they have issues. …
“It's been tough on everyone, particularly those who have not been able to go out and be with loved ones because of fear for the virus. And, you know, hopefully we'll be in a much better place here in a few months as new therapeutics come online and we get closer to that vaccine.”
On Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the politics of intimidation:
“We've actually had people on the left that have openly encouraged people to do this kind of thing. Show up at their home, hassle them in public, kick them out of restaurants. That's kind of the new politics of intimidation. It doesn't work. I don't know any senator on either side of the aisle who has changed their vote or their position on the basis of this.
“I think the overwhelming majority of people who saw the hearing last week saw someone they were very impressed with. They may disagree about wanting her there because they're a Democrat or what have you, but to attack her personally is really ridiculous. And I think it's a fringe element. Unfortunately, though, it's become part of American politics now where you go out in public, you hassle and harass people, and we've really seen that amp up here over the last year and a half. I want to be honest, primarily from the left.”