Rubio for Drilling

BP's massive oil spill hasn't led Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio to oppose drilling, Hotline OnCall's Felicia Sonmez reports:

Ex-FL House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) said today that even in light of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. oil drilling will continue.
"There is going to be drilling off the coast of the United States," Rubio told a gaggle of reporters while in DC for a fundraiser. "Venezuela's going to do it. China's going to do it. Russia's going to do it. Cuba might do it."

Rubio's position is by no means uncommon among Republicans, who are holding fast to their stance that offshore drilling is, generally, something we should be doing. He pointed to the many rigs still operating safely, and he noted that nobody wants to see a spill of this magnitude.

The oil, meanwhile, is headed for South Florida.