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

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump may intervene in Pentagon cloud-computing contract: report Trump administration denies temporary immigrant status to Venezuelans in US Colombian official urges more help for Venezuelan migrants MORE (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he is not sure if President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis 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 HironoDems open to killing filibuster in next Congress Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker Joint chiefs nominee: Trump's transgender policy about 'standards' 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.