Rubio to Israel and Jordan
10:52 AM, Feb 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a statement posted to his website, Florida senator Marco Rubio announced that he's leaving today for Israel and Jordan. "Today, I am departing to the Middle East on an official trip in my capacities as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Foreign Relations Committee. I will be visiting Jordan and Israel," writes Rubio. "This will be my first visit to Jordan and my second to Israel."
Rubio explains who he'll be meeting with:
And he writes, "America's friendship with Israel is a truly special one, and we must continue to do all we can to support this beacon of democracy, religious freedom and free enterprise in the heart of an unstable region. As Iran continues its pursuit of a nuclear weapon, we must continue to apply pressure through every possible means in order to prevent a nuclear Iran. And I look forward to assessing the impact American security assistance is having and discussing the importance of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt and how we can maintain it during this time of great uncertainty and tumult in Egypt."