Mitt Romney Says Sen. Marco Rubio Is Being Vetted For VP
There was a story this morning by Jonathan Karl over at ABC News saying that Sen. Marco Rubio was not among those being vetted as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. I made a short post on it and really didn’t know exactly what to make of it. Until now.
Mitt Romney weighed on that today and said the exact opposite of what was in the ABC story. From the Wall Street Journal:
Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Sen. Marco Rubio is “being thoroughly vetted” as part of his vice presidential selection process, dismissing an earlier report that the first-term Florida Republican wasn’t being considered as his running mate.
“The story was entirely false,” Mr. Romney told reporters at an impromptu gaggle outside an ice cream stand. “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”
“There was a story that originated today apparently at ABC based upon reports of supposedly outside unnamed advisers of mine,” Mr. Romney said. “I can’t imagine who such people are. But I can tell you this: they know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process.”
The likely GOP presidential nominee went on to say that he and his longtime aide Beth Myers “are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not.”
Well, there you have it straight from the horse’s mouth. No ambiguity there at all.