Rubio Endorses Trump On The Eve Of Iowa Caucuses

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently endorsed former president Donald Trump on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, scheduled for Jan. 15, 2024.

Rubio now joins several prominent Republicans who have chosen to throw their weight behind the former president, such as North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), Texas Gov. Greb Abbott (R) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), among many others.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, the Florida lawmaker criticized the Biden administration, claiming that Trump’s “extraordinary actions” are needed to “fix the disaster” of the U.S.

“It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden & saving America!” Rubio said. “When Trump was in WH I achieved major policies I had worked on for years (like expanded Child Tax Credit & tough sanctions on regime in Cuba & Venezuela) because we had a President who didn’t cave to special interests or let bureaucrats block us.”

“I support Trump because that kind of leadership is the ONLY way we will get the extraordinary actions needed to ix the disaster Biden has created. It’s time to get on with the work of beating Biden & saving America,” he added.

Rubio’s support means that both senators from Florida have endorsed the former president, dealing a blow to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), also running for president. In November 2023, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) announced he would support Trump’s presidential bid.

Just hours after Burgum, who challenged Trump for the GOP presidential nomination in 2023, endorsed the former president while speaking alongside him at a campaign rally in Iowa, Rubio joined the fray of Republicans who have backed the former president.

With the Iowa caucuses on the horizon, polls show Trump with a wide lead over the GOP presidential field.

A poll by Emerson College shows the former president with 57% support in the GOP presidential primary in The Hawkeye State, topping former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) at 21% and DeSantis, who received just 15%.

The Iowa caucuses are set to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2024. Those participating in the event will attend over 1,500 schools and churches, where they will vote for the GOP presidential contenders that they believe are more qualified to become president.