05/26/2010 01:47 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cornyn to Crist: I Want My Money Back!

Senator John Cornyn has some stern words for Governor Charlie Crist. Should the Florida Governor abandon the Republican party and run as an Independent for the U.S. Senate, Cornyn and other Republican leaders will demand Crist return their campaign donations.

"I certainly will request the money that I have donated to his campaign from my leadership PAC back and I know from my conversations with a number of Republican fundraisers and donors that that process is already well underway," said Cornyn speaking this morning at The Monitor Breakfast in Washington.

In addition to stripping Crist's coffers, Cornyn has warned Crist that he'll never be allowed back into the G.O.P.

Cornyn went on to predict a hard-won victory for Florida's former House Speaker Marco Rubio. " I'm not saying that it will not be tough. Florida is an expensive state to run in. But I am confident we will hold that seat and Speaker Rubio will be the next senator from Florida if Gov. Crist does as all of you have reported at five o'clock today."

Watch Senator Cornyn at The Monitor Breakfast on, April 29, 2010.