Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted on Thursday that, “There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus.”
The Republican lawmaker made the comments on Twitter after Time magazine put him on the cover of its magazine with the headline, “The Republican Savior.”
There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 7, 2013
That magazine piece refers to the 41-year-old Rubio, viewed as a likely candidate for president in 2016, as an “immigrant son.”
Another sign that Rubio — who has been grabbing lots of headlines for pushing immigration reform — is viewed by his party on Thursday as a rising star: Republicans announced Wednesday that he’ll be giving the party’s response next week to President Obama’s State of the Union address.