Former Rep. Allen West on Wednesday didnâ€™t rule out a future primary challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio.
â€œAs I have always said, I will serve this country in whatever capacity I possibly can,â€ West said on WMAL radio on Wednesday, when pressed as to whether he would challenge Rubio (R-Fla.) in 2016. â€œMy most important concern is my country. If I see people that are not taking our country down the right path, if I see people that are not standing up for the right type of principles, and putting their own party politics before what is best for the United States of America.â€
West, a firebrand Republican from the Sunshine State, then pivoted to expressing concerns with immigration legislation, in which Rubio is a key player. During the interview, he was asked several times when he would consider challenging Rubio.
â€œThatâ€™s a pretty heavy lift, because youâ€™re talking about running against a sitting senator, and then, of course, that creates that schism that the other side would love to see happen,â€ he said, when initially asked the question. When pushed further, he rejoined, â€œChirpingâ€¦chirpingâ€¦chirpingâ€¦â€ with a laugh.
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