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Bobby Jindal Endorses Marco Rubio for President

Last night, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal endorsed Marco Rubio for president. 

JINDAL: I’m endorsing Marco Rubio to be our next president. Greta, I’m doing that for three reasons. We have a lot of great candidates running — a lot of my friends are running. The reality is these are very dangerous times. This president has weakened our standing on the foreign stage. Our enemies don’t fear us, our friends don’t trust us. Marco has been consistent about strengthening America’s foreign policy.

VAN SUSTEREN: Haven’t they all? Haven’t all the Republicans said they want to strengthen our national security?

JINDAL: Well, there are significant differences. Marco has consistently stood up to the threat of ISIS and radical Islam.

VAN SUSTEREN: The others haven’t?

JINDAL: I’m not here to criticize the other candidates. I’ve got friends that are running and I respect them. I have friends supporting other candidates. I do think Marco is best positioned. This election is about the future. I’m an ideas guy. We have got to turn the page on the Obama Administration. I offered details policies through America Next on how we rebuild our economy. Marco is doing that as well.

And here is the third and most important point. Greta, this is the most important election of our lifetime. We’ve got growing dependence on government. We’ve got more and more debt being piled on our children’s backs. Marco can unify our party. His optimistic message is bringing voters from across the party lines, from across different demographic groups. He can unify our party and he can win this election in November. We cannot afford four more years of this president’s disastrous policies. I think he is a principled conservative. I think he is the right guy to lead us forward.

Rubio issued a statement:

Bobby is one of the smartest people in American politics — a true expert on healthcare. He has got great leadership ideas on all sorts of public policy. He is going to be a huge asset to our campaign. I think he has a very promising future in American politics. One of the best governors in America. We’re really excited to have him on board. This is, I think, going to be a big boost to our campaign.

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