Curbelo was also one of a few Republican lawmakers whom President Trump criticized after they lost their elections for distancing themselves from him during their campaigns.
“This party has to understand that if we’re going to have a small government, free enterprise party in America, that Trumpism isn’t the future for such a party,” Curbelo told the newspaper.
No matter how the White House or anyone else wants to frame it since Donald Trump has dominated Republican politics, House Republicans have lost 47 seats.”
Republican Utah Rep. Mia Love also lost her congressional seat and was called out by Trump in the same speech.
Curbelo told the Miami Herald he is proudest of the work he did on immigration as a lawmaker and plans to do more work on the issue, as well as the environment, post-Congress.