Saturday, January 9, 2016

Inhofe endorses Rubio for President


Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio for President.

From the Oklahoman:
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, called Rubio “a solid conservative” and said he would be the strongest Republican candidate against Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state secures the Democratic nomination.

“Marco and I have shared, similar values, such as working for a smaller federal government and putting an end to wasteful spending,” Inhofe said in a prepared statement.

“At the same time, we both recognize the need for the United States to be a global leader and that it requires a well-supported, world-class military that can safely and effectively answer when called upon.

“As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco consistently demonstrates that he understands what it will take to keep America safe and to rebuild our place of leadership in the world. He is also one of the most informed and most knowledgeable critics of the Obama administration’s failed foreign policy, not only regarding ISIS in the Middle East, but across the globe.

“Marco has demonstrated sound judgment in knowing who our allies are and who they are not.” Inhofe also endorsed Rubio’s positions on overhauling the Veterans Affairs Department, repealing the Affordable Care Act, reducing federal involvement in public education and rolling back environmental regulations.

From Oklahoma's federal delegation, Sen. Inhofe and Congressman Markwayne Mullin support Rubio, while Congressman Jim Bridenstine is helping Ted Cruz. Sen. Lankford and Reps. Cole, Lucas and Russell have not made any public endorsements so far.

Oklahoma's presidential primary is on March 1st.

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