Marco Rubio signaled Sunday that he isn’t too worried about any primary run from Ivanka Trump in his 2022 reelection race, claiming she would ‘have a tough race’ amid speculation she could pursue public office like her father.
‘I don’t really get into the parlor games of Washington,’ the Florida senator told ‘Fox News Sunday’ host Chris Wallace.
‘If you’re going to run for the Florida Senate, you’re going to have a tough race, including a primary,’ Rubio continued. ‘That’s their right under the system.’
Former Trump administration officials told Politico earlier this month that Ivanka is working on a possible Senate run.
Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday he isn’t too concerned with potentially facing off with Ivanka Trump in a Senate primary run
‘If you’re going to run for the Florida Senate, you’re going to have a tough race, including a primary,’ Rubio told ‘Fox News Sunday’ host Chris Wallace (left). ‘I don’t own the Senate seat,’ Rubio said. ‘If I want to be back in the U.S Senate, I have to earn that every six years’
Speculation is mounting that Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and former White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump is mulling a Senate run in 2022 against Rubio after she and her family moved to Florida from Washington
Ivanka, Jared and their three children (pictured) were present for Trump’s departure from Washington on Wednesday morning – hours before Biden was sworn in
One person who was in contact with Trump during the final days of his administration said that the then-president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was ‘working single-mindedly to protect and promote his wife’s ‘political career.’
Jared and Ivanka are currently living in a luxury condo in Miami after moving out of their rented home in the elite Kalorama neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C.
The couple purchased a more than $30 million plot of land on the swanky high-security Indian Creek Island in Miami – where reports indicate they and their three children will move to once a mansion is constructed there.
With Trump’s move to Florida, rumors have swirled that Ivanka could launch a bid for public office in the Sunshine state that she now calls home.
‘I don’t own the Senate seat,’ Rubio said of a potential face-off with Trump’s eldest daughter. ‘It doesn’t belong to me.’
He added: ‘If I want to be back in the U.S Senate, I have to earn that every six years.’
Also during his interview Sunday, Rubio weighed in on the impending Senate impeachment trial against Donald Trump, claiming it could turn the president into a ‘martyr’ for his supporters.
‘I think the trial is stupid. I think it’s counterproductive,’ Rubio said. ‘We already have a flaming fire in this country and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire.’
‘I think this is going to be really bad for the country,’ he continued. ‘It’s going to take us — not just is it going to keep us from focusing on really important things, but it’s also just going to stir it up even more and make it even harder to get things done moving forward.’
Rubio added: ‘In terms of the rules, I think the president is entitled to due process. I think he’s entitled to have a defense. I think he’s entitled to present, you know, testimony and evidence if necessary.’
The Florida senator did not join the eight other GOP senators – or several dozen Republican representatives – who voted to object to the Electoral College results on January 6 after Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol.
Moving trucks are seen outside Ivanka and Jared’s home in the elite Kalorama neighborhood in Northwest Washington D.C. on Thursday
The couple and their three children lived at this property the last four years, spending $15,000 per month in rent
The family is residing in a condo in southern Florida as they wait for their new residence to be ready on a $30 million plot on the swanky and ultra-exclusive Indian Creek Island in Miami
On Thursday, the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration, movers could be seen outside of Kushner and Trump’s home, which they rented for the last four years for $15,000 per month.
The couple and their children were nowhere to be seen as removal teams got to work carrying large boxes and pieces of furniture out of the $5.5 million property into trucks.
Ivanka confirmed her family was leaving Washington DC in a farewell message on Twitter on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, sources revealed the Kushner’s had signed a one-year lease for a luxury condo in one of Miami’s most exclusive complexes as construction gets underway for their new home on Indian Creek Island.
Lara Trump is also rumored to be considering a run for Senate in 2022 in her home state of North Carolina.
The former president’s daughter-in-law, who is married to his son Eric, got more involved in the 2020 reelection campaign and is now thought to want to run for public office herself.