Elections

Rubio: If My Campaign Manager Grabbed A Reporter ‘My Campaign Would Be Over’

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Steve Guest Media Reporter

Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] said Monday that if his campaign manager grabbed a reporter, “my campaign would be over.”

In an interview with conservative talk radio host Mike Gallagher , Rubio commented on the reports of Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski allegedly grabbing Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. (RELATED: Breitbart’s Michelle Fields And Ben Shapiro Resign)

Rubio said, “If my campaign manager had done that, my campaign would be over. He would have had to resign, and my campaign may be over. I would have had to quit that very day.” (RELATED: Reporter Posts Photo Of Bruise After Saying Trump Campaign Manager ‘Yanked Me Down’)

During the interview, Rubio also commented on the recent outbursts of violence at Trump rallies. In the past week, a 78-year-old Trump supporter sucker-punched an individual during a rally, and a protester attempted to rush the stage at a rally before being detained by Secret Service. (VIDEO: Trump Says He Might Help 78-Year-Old Who Sucker-Punched Protester)

“You don’t have a right to disrupt an event because you don’t like the person speaking, and I’ve been very clear about that,” Rubio argued. “But the reaction should not be, ‘So let’s punch them in the face.'”

“When you’re in a position of influence or leadership, when you have the megaphone of a major presidential candidate, you cannot go around saying whatever the hell you want, because there are people out there that are unstable and you don’t know how they’re going to react to that stimulus,” Rubio said.

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