Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:01 PM
Updated: Apr 15, 2014 5:03 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria may soon attack American interests abroad or even on the nation's home soil.
The tea party favorite from Florida and possible 2016 presidential hopeful gave a foreign policy speech in Austin on Tuesday.
That meant heading onto the home turf of two other potential Republican White House contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rubio's Senate colleague, Ted Cruz.
Rubio said the Obama administration's failure to lead in Syria has allowed foreign fighters to train unchecked there. He said trouble spots around the world will "eventually come for us."
Rubio also noted that since his Senate term expires in 2016, he will have to make a decision about running for president relatively soon "but not today."