Rubio Doesn't Get the Shock Over Trump

'People got what they voted for'
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2017 4:04 PM CDT
Rubio's Take on Trump: 'People Got What They Voted For'
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Surprised by the week the White House has had? Sen. Marco Rubio isn't, and doesn't quite get why you are. During a Sunday interview on Face the Nation, he reminds Americans they "got what they voted for," noting that Trump's White House is not much different from his unconventional presidential campaign—even if the drama coming out of it is "different from anything we've ever confronted," reports CBS News. "I don't understand why people are that shocked," he said. The Florida senator, who battled Donald Trump for the GOP nomination, did express that the administration would "benefit from some systems in place that perhaps avoid some of the unnecessary friction points that come up on a daily basis." Politico see echoes of Mitch McConnell's Tuesday comment: "We could do with a little less drama from the White House."

John Dickerson kicked off the interview by immediately asking about former FBI director James Comey. Rubio's take: "Well, obviously, look, these media reports that are out there raise questions and deserve answers. What did the president say? Did in fact you keep memos? What do those memos say? And why did you write them? And what was your feeling? And the American public deserves to know the answers to that. I think that's fair to the president. I think that's fair to former director Comey. And I think that fair to the country." (Read more Marco Rubio stories.)

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