Fischer appeared on FOXNews this morning to make the announcement, but also spoke with Leavenworth St. to provide more details.
“I’m always impressed with Marco.
He has great vision, he’s good on the issues. And after I watched him in Iowa and saw how he kept to a positive campaign, that was really important for me. That’s what Nebraskans want and that’s what Americans want.
They want somebody out there who will talk about the issues and talk about solutions.Especially someone who is going to keep them safe, and that’s Marco Rubio.
I serve on Armed Services and chair the subcommittee on emerging threats and I know the challenges we are facing as a country. Marco has a thorough understanding of that. He’s the guy who will keep us safe. He has a deep knowledge of foreign policy and international affairs.”
Fischer noted that she first Rubio him during her 2011 campaign for the U.S. Senate, and he appeared at an event for her in October of 2012. But she heard about him before that.
“When he was Speaker of the Florida House, (former Nebraska Unicameral Speaker) Mike Flood had met him at a national Speaker’s meeting and was very impressed with him, and told me about him.
Rubio was most recently criticized by Governor Chris Christie for not being an executive. Senator Fischer didn’t agree.
“Senators make decisions every day. That’s why I’m always a kind of surprised when that seems to be a talking point out there.”
National Journal reported on Sunday that Fischer, along with Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska were going to be endorsing Rubio, but on their own time. Senator Fischer said she wasn’t aware of that report, but noted that all of those colleagues serve on the Armed Services Committee with her.
Rubio spoke at the 2015 Nebraska GOP Founder’s Day Dinner in Omaha in November. The entire speech can be heard as a podcast at WheelsDownPolitics.com.
See the entire FOXNews interview here: