Sen. Marco Rubio Dodges Questions About Project 2025 Leader | EUROtoday

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) refused to handle remarks from Project 2025′s chief a couple of “bloodless” second American Revolution throughout a CNN interview Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rubio was proven a video of Kevin Roberts, president of the conservative political assume tank the Heritage Foundation, which is main Project 2025, lately saying that the United States “is in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.”

“Are you comfortable with that?” Dana Bash, co-anchor for “State of the Union,” requested Rubio.

“Well, he’s not running for president, is he?” Rubio replied. “Our candidate is Donald Trump. I didn’t see Donald Trump say that. Donald Trump is running on common sense, on restoring common sense versus the lunacy of the last four years on the far left in the shadow government that now is running our country with Joe Biden as its figurehead.”

Rubio continued, saying that “think tanks do think tank stuff. They come up with ideas, they say things — look, I like Heritage Foundation. I agree with some of the things they stand for, but there’s a bunch of scholars and people that turn around and work on different projects.”

“But our candidate for president is Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is running on restoring common sense, working-class values and making our decisions on the basis of that,” he added. “Not on ideological lunacy, which is what we’ve seen over the last four years under Joe Biden.”

“Is that what Project 2025 is? Is it ideological lunacy?” Bash requested.

“No, I think it’s the work of a think tank, of a center-right think tank,” Rubio answered.

According to Project 2025′s web site, the initiative “will build on four pillars that will, collectively, pave the way for an effective conservative administration: a policy agenda, personnel, training, and a 180-day playbook.”

The 922-page handbook lays out a plan to dismantle the U.S. authorities and hearth greater than 50,000 federal staff. Authoritarianism professional Ruth Ben-Ghiat warned final week that “one of the most alarming things” within the handbook was the admission that Trump didn’t do every thing he needed to throughout his first administration.

On Friday, Trump wrote on Truth Social that he is aware of nothing about Project 2025. (The Heritage Foundation, in addition to the initiative, are led by former Trump administration officers.)

“I know nothing about Project 2025. I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of the things they’re saying and some of the things they’re saying are absolutely ridiculous and abysmal,” he wrote. “Anything they do, I wish them luck, but I have nothing to do with them.”