Sen. Marco Rubio said unequivocally Wednesday that he hopes to be the lead sponsor of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.Why is that funny? Because for Marco Rubio, this counts as unequivocal:
“If someone else would like to do it instead of me, I’m more than happy to consider it. But I’d like to be the lead sponsor,” the Florida Republican said. “I feel very strongly about this issue. And I’d like to be the lead sponsor on it if we can find language that we can unify people behind.”So he did unequivocally say that he hopes to be the lead sponsor of the ban. But as for the question of whether he will in fact be the lead sponsor? Well, that's a different story, because maybe someone else would like to do it instead of him, in which case he'd be happy to put aside his unequivocal hopes.
And also, there's the question of the legislative language of the abortion ban, because maybe if the language isn't unifying, then he doesn't really want to be the the lead sponsor after all.
But whether he does or he doesn't end up wanting to be the lead sponsor on the bill, he is unequivocal about wanting to want to be the lead sponsor, at least for now, depending on how things do or do not turn out in the future.