Rubio: ‘Harder Every Day to Justify to My Children’ Voting for Trump if He’s Nominee
TAPPER: " To be honest --"
RUBIO: " It's getting harder."
TAPPER: " -- You sounded like somebody who no matter what you say publicly, you're not going to vote for trump in the privacy of the voting booth."
RUBIO: " Let me tell you I think a significant number of Republicans will not vote for Donald Trump at the voting booth no matter what I say or anybody else tells them. They just won't do it. They'll abstain, and, you know, I have never argued that anybody should abstain in an election and I need to lead by example. Yeah, but I'll be frank, it's getting harder every day to justify that answer, and I'm not prepared to say something different today other than to tell you that I hope we can avoid that. I hope that through this process somehow, some way we can avoid leaving the Republican party with a nominee that basically people have to make excuses for or can't ultimately support. I know already some public officials have said that and I don't know what else to tell you other than, you know, it's getting harder every day to justify that statement to myself, to children, to the family and to the people that support me."