rubioSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Monday he’s running for president in 2016.

“I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my turn, but I cannot. Because I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president,” Rubio said at a rally in Miami, according to his prepared remarks.

Rubio took a hit at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D), who announced her presidential campaign on Sunday, in his remarks.

“Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday,” Rubio said. “But yesterday is over, and we are never going back. We Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future.”

“We can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them,” Rubio added. “That is why today, grounded by the lessons of our history, and inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.”

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