Rubio: ‘I don’t know’ if Nauert has 'detailed knowledge' to succeed as UN ambassador

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions Rubio slams NY Times for 'absurd criticism' of Bolton over Iran MORE (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he is not sure if President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has the "detailed knowledge of foreign policy" needed to succeed in the position. 

"You know, I think she's been at the State Department now for almost two years, she's traveled extensively," he said CBS's "Face the Nation."

"I most certainly think she has the ability to do the job well, which is to be America's advocate in this international forum."


"I don't know her well," he added. "I don't know much about her work and I know she's been the spokesperson at the State Department."

He added that he's not sure if Nauert has the "detailed knowledge of foreign policy to a level that will allow her to be successful at the United Nations."

"I don't know," he said. "I need to meet with her. She needs to go through our committee and answer questions and then I'll be able to make a judgment on it."

Democrats have argued that Nauert, a former Fox News anchor, is inexperienced. 

"I would have difficulty because there are those of us that care about people's experience and qualifications," Sen. Mazie HironoMazie Keiko HironoAG pick Barr emphasizes independence from Trump Hirono says she can't trust Trump on shutdown talks: 'His word is not good' Live coverage: Trump AG pick grilled on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing MORE (D-Hawaii) said Friday.

Nauert, whom Trump nominated Friday, has worked as the spokeswoman for the State Department for two years, but has no other government experience.