ABC's George Stephanopoulos To Interview Marco Rubio On Monday (EXCLUSIVE)

Stephanopoulos will interview the potential presidential candidate in Miami.

ByABC News
April 12, 2015, 9:00 AM

— -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will sit down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor and "This Week" host, George Stephanopoulos, on Monday -- just a few hours before the Florida senator will announce whether he will run for president in 2016.

The interview will take place in Miami.

Rubio, 43, has been considering a presidential bid and he has indicated he will reveal his decision tomorrow.

"In just three days in Miami, I will announce whether I will run for president, for re-election to the Senate, or for commissioner of the National Football League," he joked at the National Rifle Association Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday.

Born in Miami, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has invited supporters to an evening event at the Freedom Tower, an historic site in downtown Miami which holds symbolic importance for generations of Cubans.

Described as the "Ellis Island of the South," the tower once housed the Cuban Assistance Center, servicing thousands of Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974.

Rubio’s parents emigrated from Cuba to the United States in the 1950’s. From 2007 to 2009, Rubio served as the first ever Cuban-American Speaker of the House in the Florida state legislature.

Rubio’s ascent from state politics to the Senate came in 2010. Once considered a long-shot candidate, Rubio unexpectedly beat Florida’s incumbent Gov. Charlie Crist, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to independent during the race.

In the Senate, Rubio has served on the Foreign Relations Committee, becoming a vocal critic of President Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Rubio was also instrumental in crafting an immigration reform plan with the so-called "Gang of 8." But he has faced criticism from many Republicans for his involvement in the legislation.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney considered Rubio as a potential running mate.

Rubio has previously said he will only run for one office in 2016: The presidency or re-election to his Senate seat. Florida law prohibits a candidate from appearing on the ballot for two different offices at once.