January 25, 2021 – Republican Senator Marco Rubio was reticent Sunday when Ivanka Trump, daughter and senior advisor of the former president, asked him about a possible challenge for the 2022 primaries, when he plans to run for Senate for that southern state.
“I don’t really get into the parlor games of Washington,” he said on Fox News Sunday, regarding speculation that Ivanka Trump is eyeing his job.
“If you’re going to run for the Florida Senate, if you’re going to run state-wide in the state of Florida, you’re going to have a tough race and that might include a primary,” continued Rubio. “That’s their right under the system.”
The interview came amid widespread speculation about the Trump family’s post-White House plans.
Ivanka Trump has been working on a possible Senate career behind the scenes since moving to Florida, according to Politico, which cited unidentified former Trump officials.
One was quoted as saying that Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner, former senior adviser to President Trump, is “working single-mindedly to protect and promote his wife’s ‘political career.'”
The family lives in a luxury condo in Miami, according to CNN. Ivanka Trump visited Florida numerous times during the campaign to promote her father’s failed re-election bid, the news outlet noted.
Meanwhile, Rubio, a staunch ally of the former president, may be in bad shape with the Trump family for having voted to certify the election results that formally placed President Biden in office.
Steve Bannon, the Trump media guru who received one of the former president’s last pardons, has been talking about Ivanka Trump’s political perspectives.
“The second most fire-breathing populist in the White House was Ivanka Trump,” Bannon said on a recent podcast, Politico noted .
“I don’t own the Senate seat,” Rubio said on Sunday. “If I want to be back in the US Senate, I have to earn that every six years.”
The former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is reportedly considering a Senate run in North Carolina, while his son Donald Trump Jr. may also have aspirations for higher office.
Featured image: Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews