Day after debate, Rubio looks beyond primary toward Clinton
MIAMI - Marco Rubio is trying to build on his well-reviewed performance in the GOP debate by lashing out at Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Beginning where he left off in Wednesday night's debate, the Florida senator accused the former secretary of state of not telling the truth about what happened in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya attacks.
The focus on Clinton was notable, as it came hours after Rubio's campaign was touting how he deflected an attack from Bush in the debate over his attendance record in the Senate.
Rather than pile on, Rubio said Thursday he has "admiration" for Bush and wants only to underscore policy differences between the two.
Instead, he spent his time keeping after Clinton in what amounts to a general election argument against the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.