Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks with Major Garrett at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Major Elliott Garrett is a Congressional correspondent with the National Journal. Prior to joining the National Journal he was the senior White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel. He covered the 2004 presidential election, the War on Terror, and the 2008 presidential election where he covered the Democratic primaries and later Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.
He is married to Julie Kirtz, a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Fox News weekend.
Marco Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. His committee assignments currently include Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Jeanette, have four young children and live in West Miami.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the potential nomination of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to the position of Secretary of State. "I think Benghazi will come up," says Rubio, but cautions, "I think if you're going to have a fair process to evaluate someone, you can't go in having already made up your mind."
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) warns the Republican Party that if it wants to win over hispanic voters, it must tone down its heated rhetoric on illegal immigration. "You... have to realize you're speaking about human beings," says Rubio. "It's really hard to get people to listen to you on economic growth, on tax rates, on healthcare, if they think you want to deport their grandmother."