“ABC World News” Weekend Anchor David Muir Interviews Sen. Marco Rubio Moments After White House Immigration Policy Announcement

By David Ford

Jun 18, 2012 1:11pm

abc marco rubio wife nt 120618 wblog ABC World News Weekend Anchor David Muir Interviews Sen. Marco Rubio Moments After White House Immigration Policy Announcement

Interview to Air Monday, June 18 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline”

“ABC World News” weekend anchor David Muir went one-on-one with one of the Republican party’s fastest rising stars, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), for an interview to air Monday, June 18 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline.”

Muir was with Senator Marco Rubio and his wife Jeanette at their Miami home on Friday, June 15 when Sen. Rubio learned of the Obama Administration’s immigration policy change. Below is Rubio’s immediate response just moments after the policy change was announced. News organizations using material from this interview should credit ABC’s David Muir.

RUBIO: I know that a lot of these kids will take this as good news because they are desperate for some form of resolution. This is a short-term solution. This is a short-term solution to something that requires a long-term answer. And my bigger concern is that by doing this by executive order by ignoring and going around the Congress this may make it harder in the long term to solve this problem and I’m concerned about that.

MUIR:  So the President should not have done this?

RUBIO: I don’t think he should have done this by executive order. I think he should have worked with the Congress to try to get something balanced done like something I’m working on. The White House never called us about this no one reached out to us and told us this was on its way. And, I mean, if they were serious about a real solution to this problem and not politicizing it then why don’t you reach out to people, we’re trying to work out a real solution…

In addition, Sen. Rubio weighs in on his time as a Mormon, the vetting of Sarah Palin, and his labeling of President Obama as the ‘most divisive’ figure in modern American history.  Portions of the interview will also be featured across ABC News platforms including ABCNews.com, OTUSNews.com, ABC News Radio, and ABC NewsOne.

“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs nationally at 6:30pm/ET on the ABC Television Network. Michael Corn is the executive producer of the broadcast. “Nightline,” the #1 show in late-night, airs nationally at 11:35pm/ET on the ABC Television Network. Jeanmarie Condon is the executive producer of the broadcast.

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