Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks with Major Garrett at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Major Garrett was named CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent in November 2012. As Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. He is also a substitute anchor of "Face The Nation."
While covering the White House for CBS News, Garrett reported extensively on the fiscal cliff negotiations; covered President Obama's second inauguration; and reported breaking details of Obama's gun control proposals after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Garrett also traveled with President Obama to the Middle East to cover the president's first foreign trip of his second term in office.
Before joining CBS News as Chief White House Correspondent, Garrett was a fixture during CBS News' coverage of Campaign 2012 through a partnership with the National Journal, where he was Chief White House Correspondent. He co-hosted the network's coverage of the 2011 South Carolina Republican Primary debate alongside "CBS Evening News" Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley.
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."