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Venezuelan president: Florida Senator Marco Rubio is "craziest of the crazies"

@PatriciaMazzei

Two weeks ago, Florida Senator Marco Rubio condemned the crackdown on anti-government protesters by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro "and his thugs."

Looks like word got to Maduro.

The same day Rubio issued his statement, Maduro publicly called Rubio "el loco de los locos" -- the craziest of the crazies -- as first reported by the Daily Caller.

"Havanas puppet @NicolasMaduro can attack me but world sees what he is doing to people of #Venezuela #ResistenciaVzla," Rubio tweeted Sunday night, linking to the Daily Caller's post.

Maduro also referred to Rubio as one of the "corrupt bandits" who supports Luis Posada Carriles, the Cuban exile militant who fled terrorism charges in Venezuela, and of following a "script" from the Venezuelan opposition.

"They don't know the world," Maduro said, apparently referring to U.S. senators like Rubio (who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee). "They just get scripts passed along to them."

View the Maduro clip below, or watch his full speech here, with the Rubio comments beginning at the 1:14 mark. Both are in Spanish.

 

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