Allen West Open to Taking on Marco Rubio in 2016
On Wednesday, former Congressman Allen West left open the possibility of challenging U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in a Republican primary come 2016.
"We'll see what happens down the pike," West said about taking on Rubio in 2016. "God will set my feet on the right path."
Appearing as a guest co-host on WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” in Washington, D.C., West acknowledged that defeating Rubio would be a tall order and could benefit Democrats.
"That's a pretty heavy lift, because you'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," West said.
Pressed if he would run against Rubio, West left the door open to the possibility.
"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," West said he might run.
West said he had problems with the immigration reform bill that Rubio has championed.
"Do we need to do something about immigration? Absolutely," admitted West before turning his fire toward Rubio’s bill.
"This whole comprehensive thing, I think the bill now is up to 1,075 pages,” West said. “Once again, the American people don't trust that."
H/T Political Wire