Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has big news to break in the coastal city he calls home. On Monday's edition of the Fox News show “The Five,” the senator revealed his plans for an April 13 event in Miami that will address what “I’m going to do next in terms of running for president or the U.S. Senate.” He coyly avoided any other details, but invited interested supporters to request tickets on his website for the event.
The Tampa Bay Times reported Rubio’s not-so secret plans, citing an email sent by Miami Dade College to its trustees mentioning that one of its buildings will potentially be the site of an important announcement from the Rubio campaign. The email even details the aforementioned April 13 date with a start time of 5:30 p.m. EDT. The proposed site Rubio advisers will tour on March 31 is none other than a historical building for Cuban Americans: the Freedom Tower.
The aptly named Mediterranean-style Freedom Tower was a processing center for many Cubans fleeing the Castro regime in the '50s and '60s. Since then, it has become a signature building for Miami Dade College, but its status as a sort of Ellis Island for Cuban refugees remains. Rubio, who likes to reference his family’s immigration story, said on “The Five” that “I have a debt to America that I will never be able to repay. But if I have the opportunity to repay it somewhat, by serving in its highest office, that’s something that I want to consider very seriously.”
The lengthy Fox interview covered other topics like his “soft” stance on immigration. “I think I’m realistic on immigration,” he said. “Two things that are clear: One, we have a problem that needs to be fixed and addressed. What we have today is not sustainable. And No. 2: We can’t do it all at once.” Rubio even responded to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, saying, “If you’re using a private server, you make them susceptible to foreign espionage,” and expressed his sentiments on the Iraq War. “I don’t believe it was. The world is a better place because Saddam Hussein doesn’t run Iraq.”