Rubio: Trump’s election ‘troubling’ but ‘not at all’ impact on health care
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he is not worried about President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s election.
The Florida Republican also slammed Democrats for the party’s inability to pass health care reform, which Rubio said would “make a mockery of the American dream.”
In the aftermath of the Nov. 8 presidential election, Trump, who has not yet taken office, has made health care a top issue, calling for a “complete and total repeal” of Obamacare.
The senator said the country will face an uncertain future under the new president, but he noted that Democrats would face a similar challenge.
The issue of Obamacare has been a political football during his time in the Senate, Rubio said.
It’s a serious issue.
The Democrats are not going to be able to do that.
But Rubio said the political fight over health care will continue.
Rubio, who was first elected to the Senate in 2006, said he hopes the health care fight will not become a distraction in the 2020 election cycle.
While he acknowledged that Trump’s win may cause some Democrats to seek an agenda that is “not entirely consistent” with their party’s platform, Rubio noted that the GOP’s agenda has become more progressive.