We All Knew This Would Happen

Newt Gingrich seems to have a hard time understanding simple English in 140 characters or less.

After Marco Rubio’s epic tweetstorm earlier this week during which he ripped unnamed sources for perpetually dragging his name through the mud, especially regarding comments that he remains “sort of betwixt and between when it comes to his next move” regarding a possible attempt to maintain his Senate seat or seek the spot of Vice President.

These remarks were published by the Washington Post from an unnamed source “close to Rubio” less than a week after his interview on Jake Tapper and press release in which he explained he would not seek the Vice Presidential spot and assuring that he would be a private citizen in January.

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. 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, 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.

During his heroic Twitter tirade Rubio called out the unfair treatment he’s been receiving from the media in the last few months with ludicrous comments from unnamed sources to back up ridiculous claims. Marco poked fun at the absurd nature of these source-less stories:

A “longtime friend” says Rubio is “betwixt and between when it comes to whether to chest or legs tomorrow at gym.”

He also made it abundantly clear, since apparently multiple public statements aren’t enough, that he has no intention of holding political office next year.

I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January.

But logic and clarity seem to have no place in the 2016 presidential race. Less than 12 hours after Marco logged off Twitter, Newt Gingrich appeared on Fox and Friends responding to a question about Marco’s tweets:

It’s possible that he actually wants to be considered [for Vice President] and I know a number of people — Sean Hannity, among others — have said. ‘Gee, I guess Marco is out of it, as Kasich seems to be out of it.’ Marco decided I’m not sure I wanted to be out of it. As he’s proving this morning he’s found a way to get back into it. Tweeting can have an amazing impact for national figure.

Really, Newt? Really? How much more clear does a man have to be than literally saying the words “I do not want to be Vice President. I do not want to hold any public office. I will be a private citizen?” What more can Marco do to remove himself from the fiasco of this election cycle and the folly that is Trump’s ticket?

What Newt Gingrich, the media, and everyone else needs to realize is that Marco Rubio is genuinely not seeking political office in 2016.

Rubio is working hard in the Senate doing exceptional work and deserves some time off with his family. In 2017 he will be in an incredible position to continue having an amazing and positive impact in Miami, Florida, and the United States as a whole.

But for now, please, please, please stop badgering the poor man.

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Natalie Fraehlich
Natalie is a pragmatic Progressive Conservative from Iowa. She works in communications and politics as a Republican staffer, campaign consultant, and supporter of bi-partisan progress. Her preferred pastimes include travel, music, and art. Natalie's major influences include Thomas Paine, George Washington, and George Will.