Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio appeared in Atlanta on Monday where he gained endorsement from a conservative South Georgia congressman.
U.S. Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced Rubio for the first leg of his campaign trail in Atlanta.
In a statement to the Associated Press Rep. Scott cites national security concerns as his reason for backing the Florida senator.
“He’s a man of action,” Scott said. “The other candidates are just full of a bunch of talk.”
He did not call any of the other GOP hopefuls by name.
Even though Scott has angered some activists within the tea party movement since going to Washington, Rubio earned the support of a conservative congressman who won office in 2010 as a tea party candidate.
“This state is going to play a more important role than ever,” Rubio said Monday.
He becomes the third GOP House member from Georgia to endorse a candidate in the presidential race.