Florida Senator Marco Rubio has said that he believes gay and bisexual troops serving in the military is settled law.

Rubio, who earlier graced the cover of Time under the headline “The Republican Savior,” has been widely panned for taking an awkward water break in the middle of delivering the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (CNN ran a segment asking if the swig was “career ending” and late night hosts have had a field day with the incident.)

Appearing on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Rubio was asked his position on repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law which for 18 years banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly.

“Well, I'm not – listen, we're not going to change it, and I'm not saying we should change it,” Rubio said. “Ultimately, you know, it's the law. Now that they've decided it, I don't think it's undermined our military readiness. We've debated that and moved on from it. Here's the bottom line: What I've always said on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' by the way, is that it's a decision that we should listen to the military commanders on, not the politicians. I believe that's what I've said on that issue.”