Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, joined "Face the Nation" Sunday as the center of Hurricane Irma was just off Key West. Speaking from Miami, Rubio said there are a couple of things people in Florida need to know. What follows is a transcript of the interview with Rubio, which aired Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, on "Face the Nation." John Dickerson: Florida Senator Marco Rubio joins us by phone from Miami. Senator right now what's the most important thing that people in your state need to know? Marco Rubio: Well a couple of things. Obviously there is no -- virtually no part of Florida that is not going to be impacted by the storm. I am currently in my home here in west Miami and it is a nasty, brutal storm. And we are not even in the eye of the storm. We are going to get the sustained tropical storm winds, we are getting the gusts from hurricanes, tornado threats. It is going to be exponentially worse everywhere from you know up the west coast of Florida. So if you live in Naples, in Fort … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 10, 2017
Last Updated Oct 1, 2017 1:45 PM EDT Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday that political "bickering" is consuming time and energy that could instead be spent on the response to the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico. "Every minute we spend in the political realm bickering with one another over who's doing what, or who's wrong, or who didn't do right is a minute of energy and time that we're not spending trying to get the response right," Rubio said on "Face the Nation.""I think everyone involved in the response has things they could have done better," he said. "But right now I hope we'll stay 100 percent focused on what needs to be done to get the people of Puerto Rico help. And then we'll have plenty of time in the future to have these debates about who didn't do the right thing or what could have been done better." Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on "Face the Nation"Rubio said that "having lived through four hurricanes, nothing like what Puerto Rico's facing, you know, our … [Read more...] about Political “bickering” hinders Puerto Rico recovery, Sen. Marco Rubio warns
"Face the Nation" sat down on Sunday with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, to discuss the situation in Puerto Rico, as well as the attacks on diplomats in Cuba -- and more. What follows is a transcript of the interview, which aired Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, on "Face the Nation." JOHN DICKERSON: We turn now to Republican Senator Marco Rubio. He joins us from Miami. Senator, you wrote a letter to the president this week about the situation in Puerto Rico. You said there is no clear command and control. Has that been worked out? And is enough being done at the federal level? MARCO RUBIO: Well, I think it really hopefully began to turn the corner on Thursday evening when General Buchanan arrived and a sort of command began to take over of the daily tactical and logistical operation on the ground. You know, my concern was not that FEMA wasn't responding. There's a tremendous amount of aid that's gone into Puerto Rico. The problem is, as I said to someone yesterday, there's aid getting to … [Read more...] about Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation,” Oct. 1, 2017
Opinion By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Published 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 READ ANOTHER OPINION Potent legal claims throw Trump on the defensive A reminder of just how wrong Trump apologists were Republicans demonstrate they aren't up to the task of... What authoritarians do: Attack the apolitical administration... Even with the media’s fascination with the use of a government credit card, here is something you can take to the bank: This is Marco’s moment. Buoyed by solid debate performances, and the growing realization among GOP primary voters that Florida’s junior senator may be the best natural communicator to seek the presidency in a generation, Marco Rubio is winning the buzz primary. Rubio does his homework on policy issues, and probably sleeps with a briefing book under his pillow. He speaks with passion, exudes optimism and generates excitement. He is a young, fresh new face and has an inspiring life story that embodies the American … [Read more...] about Will Marco Rubio strike it rich in Nevada?
Opinion By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Published 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 READ ANOTHER OPINION Potent legal claims throw Trump on the defensive A reminder of just how wrong Trump apologists were Republicans demonstrate they aren't up to the task of... What authoritarians do: Attack the apolitical administration... SAN DIEGO — Like any presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes they overlap. For instance, the 43-year-old is a gifted communicator, whether he is dissecting policy or telling stories. But he can also talk in circles, as when he tries to explain how he came to oppose his own immigration bill or how he wanted to help undocumented young people stay in this country and then criticized President Obama for doing just that. Yet in what will likely be a crowded field of perhaps a dozen or more 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, Rubio has a great shot at finishing in one of the top three spots. He might even … [Read more...] about Marco Rubio knows the point of America