Freshman Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat Trump's Cabinet picks reveal House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief What the 2016 election can tell us about 2018 midterms MORE (R-Fla.) on Thursday advocated for a review to determine whether or not advanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, assisted the CIA in finding Osama bin Laden.
"We need to find out how this information was gathered," Rubio said in an interview with the news website Tampa Bay Online.
In January 2009 President Obama banned the military and intelligence services from using waterboarding and other practices considered by some to be torture.
Rubio said he wanted to return to the question of waterboarding as matter of national security and not to score political points.
"Again, this is not for the purposes of saying we were right and you were wrong; it's for understanding what works and what doesn't," said Rubio.