Florida Senator, and GOP Presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio visited Atlanta this morning, speaking to a crowded room of supporters and potential supporters in Buckhead. Some news was made at the event as 8th District Congressman Austin Scott introduced Rubio and announced his support of the Senator for the GOP Nomination. The AJC obtained this quote from Scott, via the Rubio campaign:
“Marco Rubio is the candidate who is ready to be Commander in Chief the first day in office,” said Congressman Austin Scott. “He will provide the type of strong conservative leadership in national security that is important to the state of Georgia and vital to our country as a whole. He has a bold vision for uniting the nation, and has the optimism and strength of character to move our economy and country forward.”
Scott reiterated those thoughts as he introduced Rubio.
On Sunday, the Rubio campaign announced other endorsements including:
State Senator P.K. Martin (R-Lawrenceville)
State Rep. Geoff Duncan (R-Cumming)
State Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville)
State Rep. Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula)
State Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown)
State Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta)
Sandy Springs Councilman Gabriel Sterling
I think Jon Richards will post more about today’s event but here is what the AJC reported a little while ago.
The 44-year-old Republican warned a crowd of a few hundred supporters at a Buckhead hotel that “America is on the road to decline” because of a Washington establishment that is increasingly out-of-touch with the rank-and-file.
“If you keep electing the same people, we’re going to get the exact same results. And I wish I could tell you that the people disconnected from your lives are all Democrats. And they are. But it’s not just Democrats,” said Rubio. “There are even people in my party as well.”
“Not because they’re bad. Not because they don’t love America. But it’s because their ideas have grown stale. And quite frankly, many themselves have just lost touch with what it’s like to owe student loans, what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck, how hard it is to survive in business today. Whatever it may be, we cannot get off this road to decline if keep electing the same people with the same tired ideas and the same disconnect in the way they approach government.”