President Donald Trump‘s insistence that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton because “millions of people” voted illegally, and his call Wednesday for a “major investigation into VOTER FRAUD,” aren’t getting an enthusiastic response from Florida Republicans.
After Trump revived his unsubstantiated claim of massive fraud this week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he’d rather focus on other issues.
“I can’t tell President Trump how to speak or what he wants to focus on, but I don’t agree with that and if there’s evidence of that it should be investigated. … I’m more focused on the policy that’s actually going to have an impact,” Rubio said Tuesday.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, also made it clear he has other priorities.
“The United States is the greatest democracy on Earth, and if there is any evidence that suggests there was fraud, the American people deserve to have all the facts,” Mast said. “Until then, my focus is on what we can do moving forward to get our country back on track and help solve the issues affecting 18th District families.”
Gov. Rick Scott, normally a Trump cheerleader, was not interested in going down a path that might call Florida’s results into question.
“Governor Scott is glad we had record turnout and a smooth election in Florida,” said Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz.