U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, announced his endorsement of Marco Rubio for president. Inhofe currently serves as the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“I’m proud to endorse my Senate colleague and friend Marco Rubio to be the next president of the United States,” said Inhofe. “This should not be a surprise to anyone for two reasons. First, back in 2010, I endorsed Marco in his Florida Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate over the establishment candidate. Second, I believe, as many polls reflect, Marco is the strongest republican candidate when matched up with Hillary Clinton. Marco has proven to be a solid conservative voice over the years, recognized not only by organizations like the American Conservative Union, National Rifle Association, Family Research Council, National Right to Life, Citizens Against Government Waste, among others, but also by his colleagues and, most importantly, his constituents.
“Marco and I have shared, similar values, such as working for a smaller federal government and putting an end to wasteful spending. At the same time, we both recognize the need for the United States to be a global leader and that it requires a well-supported, world-class military that can safely and effectively answer when called upon. Over the past seven years, our nation has suffered under an administration that has disarmed America, emboldened our enemies, and made our allies question America’s commitment. Marco has the leadership qualities and vision to undo this disastrous trend and put us back on the path of leading with strength and in pursuit of peace. This is vitally important as our military leaders and experts continue to warn us that the world is a more dangerous place than any time in recent history.
“As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco consistently demonstrates that he understands what it will take to keep America safe and to rebuild our place of leadership in the world. He is also one of the most informed and most knowledgeable critics of the Obama administration’s failed foreign policy, not only regarding ISIS in the Middle East, but across the globe.
“Likewise, Marco understands that our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices for our freedoms and that as a nation we must do a better job at taking care of them in return. The Department of Veterans Affairs has become a bureaucratic nightmare, and Marco has the leadership conviction and skills to continue reforming a broken system so that our service men and women can have the quality of care they have earned and deserve.”