As Democrats remain in a frenzy over the prospect of either allowing the cognitively deficient Joe Biden remain their party’s candidate in November or attempting to find a suitable replacement, a number of potential names have begun to surface.

One popular choice among leftists is California Gov. Gavin Newsom, whom some have suggested could form a ticket with Vice President Kamala Harris.

This week, however, Sen. Marco Rubio, mentioned alongside several others as Donald Trump’s possible running mate, dismissed such a scenario.

According to Fox News:

Rubio, who is reportedly among the top contenders being considered as former President Trump’s vice presidential pick, was confronted during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on whether he’d move out of Florida or resign his U.S. Senate seat if he does become the running mate.

CNN host Dana Bash pointed to how the U.S. Constitution says presidential electors cannot vote for a president and a vice president who are both from the same state. Rubio and Trump are both residents of Florida.

“That’s presumptuous … I have no idea who he’s going to pick,” Rubio said. “But I think it’s comforting for Americans to know that when Kamala Harris becomes their nominee, she can’t pick [California Gov.] Gavin Newsom because I don’t think we can afford, as a country, to have two Californians with their crazy policies become the law of the land.”

While Trump could theoretically shift his primary residence to one of his other homes in a different state and select a Floridian to fill out the ticket, there’s no evidence that either Newsom or Harris could do the same.

The topic of Newsom replacing Biden has attracted significant attention on social media since the president’s disastrous debate performance last month.

For his part, Newsom has been dutifully claiming that he will continue supporting Biden and has no intention to seek the Democratic Party nomination this year.

As he told a group of voters in Michigan recently, per The New York Times:

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California told angsty Michigan Democrats on Thursday that President Biden had been engaged and all in on his re-election campaign during a White House meeting a day before. And Mr. Newsom suggested, gently, that party activists take a deep breath and rally behind the incumbent.

“What I need to convince you of is not to be fatalistic, not to fall prey to all this negativity,” Mr. Newsom told more than 300 fellow Democrats who had gathered on the Fourth of July holiday in South Haven, Mich.

Democrats have had a brutal week since Mr. Biden’s rocky debate performance last week, and calls for him to exit the race have exposed rifts within the party.

Mr. Newsom came to Michigan, a crucial swing state, as a surrogate campaigning for Mr. Biden. But it was hard to ignore the fact that he was also among the leading names being circulated as a potential replacement candidate — along with the Democratic governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.

Here’s how he tackled to topic during a recent interview:

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