Rubio to make big speech
April 23rd, 2012
05:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Rubio to make big speech

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will deliver what his staff bills a "major speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy" this week, the senator's office announced Monday.

Rubio, considered to be a top vice presidential pick for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, is set to speak Wednesday at The Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.

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His remarks will focus on "whether U.S. global leadership is sustainable and even necessary in the 21st Century," his staff said in a statement, without releasing further details.

While Rubio has consistently beat back the increasing "veep" chatter, the upcoming speech marks another high-profile move for the junior senator, who's also drafting major immigration legislation and getting ready to release a memoir this summer.

Rubio appeared on the campaign trail for the first time with Romney on Monday, participating in a press conference with the candidate and taking the stage for a town hall in Aston, Pennsylvania.

- CNN's Martina Stewart and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Florida • Foreign Policy • Marco Rubio • Senate • Washington D.C.
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    He'll priss in, like Romney, then lisp his way thru a prepared speech filled with hate for President Obama. That the job of Mitt's hatchet men.

    April 23, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. GI Joe soon as Cheney tells him what he thinks.....................

    April 23, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  3. FedUp

    OK, so why is it important for Rubio to give a speech on foreign policy? He won't be VP, correct? Methinks there is another politician honing his fibbing skills.

    April 23, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  4. madman


    April 23, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  5. madman

    Please oh please pick Rubio Mitt...what a gift to the Dems..

    Rubio does not have the experience to be first in line to be President, voters will be turned off by his love of trickle down economics, deregulation for wall street banks and other similar "Bush" "Romney" policies that have brought us the worse recession in recent history. He was dumb enough to stand for off shore drilling during the BP crisis and as representative of a state that relies heavily on clean beaches and clean water for tourism.

    All sorts of junk will emerge...heck he may even be dumber than Palin !

    April 23, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Foreigh policy? This political weasel now thinks he knows something about foreigh policy? His political party ranges from the isolationism of Ron Paul to the chickenhawk viewpoints of Santorum, Romney and Ten Nugent A.K.A. "Mr. Crappy-pants. Please... no more Republican visions of foreign policy from draft-dodging chickenhawks.

    April 23, 2012 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  7. mayordave

    And he knows so much about foreign policy. Will Sarah Palin be there as well?

    April 23, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  8. S-Hug

    Rubio is an overbearing fraternity brat. He reminds me of Sean Hannity.

    April 23, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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