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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Special Report

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss the impending government shutdown, the possibility of a Saudi-Israeli normalization deal, and the indictment of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). See below for highlights and watch the full...

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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Aaron Renn Show

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Aaron Renn Show to discuss Rubio’s Labor Day report on working (and non-working) men. See below for highlights and listen to the full interview here. On protecting American jobs and interests: “We made a series of economic...

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ICYMI: Rubio Debates Coons on China, Environment

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) debated Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) on China, global leadership, and environmental policy at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senate Project at George Washington University. “We have to shape a future that recognizes...

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The Associated Press: Rubio Speaks Out After Low Profile Early in Senate

Apr 7, 2011 | News

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a breakout star of the 2010 election and a tea party favorite, kept a low profile early on in the Senate. That’s begun to change.

In a matter of days, Rubio made his opposition clear in a Wall Street Journal article to raising the federal debt ceiling and he has called on lawmakers to authorize force to capture Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, drew attention last year when he took on former Gov. Charlie Crist for the Senate. Rubio won the GOP primary and staved off Crist’s independent bid.

The 39-year-old former Florida House speaker had followed a path forged by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, both former senators: keep your head down when you reach the Senate, learn the ropes, don’t make waves.

But aides said Rubio felt compelled to speak out as the Senate moved closer to considering a plan to raise the federal debt ceiling, a move most conservatives oppose.

You can read the full story here.