Little Marco is saying goodbye. For now.
Moments ago, Marco Rubio suspended his presidential campaign after suffering a crushing loss to Donald Trump in his home state of Florida.
Rubio quoted Dovid Hamelech in his speech, painting a picture of promise for his future, while also rebuking Trump’s rhetoric, saying he was proud that he did not run his own campaign by preying on Americans’ anxieties.
“After tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year we will not be on the winning side,” Rubio said.
Rubio lost all but three of the presidential nomination contests.
Just six years ago, Little Marco was a tea party favorite who crushed the GOP’s “establishment” candidate to win a seat in the U.S. Senate. But, the Washington Post report, the political tables turned on the Florida senator as a 2016 presidential candidate who was lambasted as mainstream in a year when voters cried out for an outsider.