Republican reaction (before the press conference):
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida:
After telling CNN’s Kate Bolduan that he didn’t think it would be “fair for me to comment on something I have no involvement in,” Rubio said he thinks we should allow the investigation process to move on.
“I think what we should do, for those of us who are watching this, is allow that process to move forward,” he said. “I understand that legislature there is looking at it, but I am just not going to comment on something that I know nothing about.”
“I think we should let this thing play forward and I think it would be fair to all sides to let this play forward,” Rubio said. “That, I think, is the right approach.”