The Florida senator, a Miami Dolphins fan, would like to see his team stand a chance to win their division.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, suggested at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday that President Trump nominate New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady as ambassador to Brazil.
Rubio told Woody Johnson, Trump’s pick to be ambassador to the United Kingdom and owner of the New York Jets, that his status as the owner of a Dolphins rival made his intention to vote for Johnson’s confirmation very difficult.
“I will, however, say that I think you and I agree that the country would be well served if a certain Thomas Brady of Massachusetts was nominated ambassador to Brazil,” Rubio said to laughter. “Perhaps that could be arranged before September of this year.”
“I don’t know why people are laughing, I’m very serious about this,” he added.
The Dolphins, Jets, and Patriots all play in the same AFC East Division. The Patriots have won 14 out of the last 16 division titles under Brady’s leadership.
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