Rubio Expresses Nation's Loss after U.S. Small Business Chief McMahon's Resignation

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement Friday regarding the announcement that U.S. Small Business Administrator (SBA) Linda McMahon will be stepping down:

Linda McMahon

“Administrator McMahon has been a fierce advocate for America’s small businesses during her tenure as SBA Administrator,” Rubio said. “Under her stewardship, optimism among America’s small business has soared as a result of this administration’s pro-growth, pro-worker policies. I thank her for her exemplary service and wish her luck in her future endeavors. Finding a successor as passionate as Administrator McMahon will be a challenge, but I stand ready to work with the administration to find someone who shares her vision and continues to bring real-world business experience to the SBA.”

Indeed, Trump agreed with Rubio’s summation of McMahon’s value when he announced her resignation Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, with the administrator seated by his side on a beige sofa underneath crystal chandeliers.

“She has been a superstar,” Trump told reporters.

McMahon said she’d visited all 50 states, 68 district offices, and met with more than 800 business people. On those trips,

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