A day after urging Ohio and Florida voters to make stopping Donald Trump their reason for casting ballots, Sen. Marco Rubio indicated he’s distancing himself from the pledge he made to support the eventual GOP nominee., even if it should be Trump.
“I don’t know,” Rubio said Saturday. “I already talked about the fact that I think Hillary Clinton would be terrible for this country, but the fact that you’re even asking me that question … I still at this moment intend to support the Republican nominee, but … it’s getting harder every day.”
Rubio cited the protests Friday in Chicago, which shut down a planned Trump rally and became violent. He blamed Tump’s language for creating the political environment in which America is “careening toward chaos and anarchy.”
“We settle our differences in this country at the ballot box, not with guns or bayonets or violence,” Rubio said. “You wonder if we’re headed in a different direction today where we’re no longer capable of having differences of opinion but in fact now protests become a license to take up violence and take on your opponents physically.”
Although Rubio invoked the Chicago protests on Saturday, he had made it clear Friday that stopping Trump was his real campaign goal. (Read more from “GOP Candidate Makes Shocking Statement When Asked If He’d Support Trump in General Election” HERE)