You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

WATCH: Marco Rubio Addresses Water Bottle Moment During State of the Union Response – “My Mouth Got Dry”

Tuesday night, Florida Senator Marco Rubio delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

At one point during his remarks, Rubio grabbed a bottle of water – a move that’s garnered much attention online.

Wednesday on Fox and Friends, Rubio offered a simple explanation – “My mouth got dry.”

“You know when you give a speech, you have a podium and the water is right there, but when you don’t, you start looking around and [thinking] ‘Where am I going to get the water from’ […] I figured I was better off taking that water and taking the hit for it then being unable to pronounce my word at the end of it,” he told Steve Doocy.

Rubio also took on some of the proposals outlined in President Obama’s address – see what he had to say below.

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!