Rubio to visit Gitmo
By BENNY MARTINEZ
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will make his first trip to Cuba Tuesday to visit the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Rubio, a member of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees, will not to leave the naval base at Guantanamo during his visit.
The Florida Republican has been largely considered one of the favorites among those vying to run as Mitt Romney’s right-hand man, making the day-long trip one that could beef up his foreign policy credentials.
“This visit will allow Sen. Rubio an opportunity to better understand the role Guantanamo Bay plays in U.S. detention operations, and examine how the military commission process for trying the terrorists housed there is proceeding,” Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said in an email.
During his trip, Rubio will be taken to Joint Task Force Guantanamo headquarters and will meet with JTF Commander Rear Admiral David Woods of the United States Navy. Additionally, Rubio will head to Camp VI where many detainees are currently being held.
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