(WASHINGTON) — After a day of silence on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on immigration, Ohio Senator Rob Portman finally weighed in. Portman said that while he had not had a chance to read through the case, he felt, “the Federal Government has let us down.”
When asked if he was being vetted for the Republican vice presidential slot, Portman issued his standard answer: “I’m happy where I am. I really am,” Portman said Monday evening in downtown Washington. “I’m fortunate to represent our state in the Senate and that’s where I intend to stay.”
Portman was on his way into a fundraiser for Mitt Romney. He appeared there alongside House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, who is also considered to be on a short list of vice presidential candidates.
Tickets for tonight’s fundraiser ranged from $100 for the general reception to $5,000 for a co-chair.
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