Rubio: ‘People got what they voted for’

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE (R-Fla.) on Sunday said he doesn't understand why people are that "shocked" following a series of controversies coming out of the Trump White House.

"This president ran a very unconventional campaign. I was there for a big part of it at the beginning alongside being one of his competitors," Rubio said during an interview on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"And that's what the American people voted for. And in essence, you know, this White House is not much different from the campaign. People got what they voted for, they elected him."

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The Florida Republican said it's in the best interests of this country to help Trump succeed.

He also called the drama coming out of the White House "unique."

"I think our job remains to do our work. We'll have to deal with these issues," Rubio said.

"These issues come up, these questions every single day. And I do think the White House would benefit from some systems in place that perhaps avoid some of the unnecessary friction points that come up on a daily basis. But this is also the political environment we now live in, too." 

Rubio's comments come after Trump in recent weeks has been battling a series of controversies, including that he shared classified intelligence with Russian officials and asked former FBI Director James Comey to end a federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.