When asked Sunday whether he is ready for a presidential or vice presidential campaign, he appeared to leave himself some wiggle room.
“As far as whether we’re prepared, that’s why we have elections in this country,” he said. “I have a lot of confidence and faith in our republic. Our voters almost always get it right, more often than not, quite frankly. And through that election process is where we come to learn whether someone is prepared and whether someone has to answer that question for themselves.”
Rubio has started his Senate term with a low profile, but he recently increased his visibility with a Wall Street Journal opinion piece Wednesday expressing his opposition to raising the debt ceiling. The next day he called on lawmakers to authorize military action in Libya and the removal of leader Moammar Gaddafi.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.