Sen. Marco Rubio engaged in a Sunday morning Twitter war with one of his favorite targets, Venezuelan ruling socialist party deputy Diosdado Cabello.
It began after Cabello announced government forces had gotten an apparent military rebellion under control -- before the military or Venezuela's defense minister weighed in. Rubio referred to allegations of drug trafficking that have long hounded Cabello.
Cabello responded by suggesting Rubio -- read: the U.S. -- might be behind the "terrorist attack," given that Rubio was the first foreign official to comment on the short-lived insurrection.
El primer personaje que sale a defender el ataque terrorista es @marcorubio, ya sabemos de dónde viene todo, serás derrotado una y mil veces— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) August 6, 2017
He then dubbed the Florida Republican "Narco Rubio."
Narco Rubio, alias @marcorubio, lo peor de la política imperial, aparece como el defensor de los terroristas que atacaron Fuerte Paramacay.— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) August 6, 2017