CNN -- Marco Rubio said Monday he has no interest in serving as Donald Trump's running mate, adding he still isn't sold on the reality star-turned -presumptive Republican nominee.
"While Republican voters have chosen Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee, my previously stated reservations about his campaign and concerns with many of his policies remain unchanged," Rubio, who will appear Tuesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," said in a statement. "He will be best served by a running mate and by surrogates who fully embrace his campaign. As such, I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to be considered for Vice President."
"Instead," he said. "I will focus my attention on representing the people of Florida, retaining a conservative majority in the Senate and electing principled conservatives across the country."
That Rubio would rule himself out as a potential veep pick perhaps isn't much of a surprise, given how acrimonious things got between Trump and the Florida senator earlier this year.
Rubio ratcheted up his attacks in February, calling Trump a "con artist." The line didn't resonate, with Trump ultimately winning in Rubio's home state of Florida.
After bowing out the presidential race in March, Rubio returned to the Senate and said he didn't want to be on any candidate's ticket.
"I'm not going to be anybody's vice president," he said at the time.
Blog Author's Comments -- Donald Trump does not have any interest in having Rubio on the ticket, nor do the voters who remember that he was a member of the 'Gang Of Eight' who wanted to allow illegals into our country and eventually give them citizenship. After he did that I want nothing to do with him.
...“Instead,” he said. “I will focus my attention on representing the people of Florida, retaining a conservative majority in the Senate and electing principled conservatives across the country.” But, Rubio said he was bored with the Senate and would not seek reelection. Now which is it, does he want to be a member of the Senate or do something else?
First, Trump has to come up with 1,237 delegates prior to the convention to avoid any game playing by the RNC. And, assuming Donald Trump is the nominee, I would have been disappointed if he had chosen Rubio as his running mate. As I have said before, I would not be against Trump picking Ted Cruz as his VP, I think they would make a formidable team in the general election because Hillary Clinton has got to be defeated.