Trump Considers Sen. Marco Rubio for VP

Sen. Marco Rubio | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering asking Sen. Marco Rubio to serve as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election.

Two sources close to the former president said the expectation is that Trump will decide on his pick for vice president in June, with one stating that it has become “pretty clear from Trump’s orbit that Rubio is in play,” NBC News reported.

“It makes sense because he checks almost every box if they can get past both being from Florida,” the anonymous source added.

Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution states, “Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves,” thereby prohibiting an elector from voting for a president and a vice president from the same state.

Should Trump choose Rubio (R-FL) as his running mate, one of the two would need to change his residency since both are currently listed as Florida residents.

Trump previously claimed New York as his place of residency, but this was updated to Florida during his first term as president, per the Washington Examiner.

Rubio reportedly responded to the rumors, saying it would be “an honor” to serve alongside the former president.

“I think anybody who would be offered that should be honored, but I’ve never spoken to anybody in the Trump world about it,” he said, per NBC News.

Rubio also said that he was prepared to support the former president regardless of who he chooses to be his running mate, stating that Trump would “make the perfect and right choice.”

“What I do know is that, unlike the Democrats, President Trump will have a lot of good options available to him,” he said, reported the Washington Examiner.

While Rubio remains a potential candidate to serve as Trump’s running mate, the former president has called his list of prospective running mates “long,” noting it was still “extremely early in any kind of process,” according to NBC News.

“No one has been directly reached out to yet, and I do not expect that for some time,” he explained, per NBC News.

The former president has previously indicated that there were about 15 names on his list of potential vice presidents, though he has remained quiet about who was on the list.

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