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The Twitter war between Marco Rubio and Venezuelan socialist party deputy Diosdado Cabello


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.

He then dubbed the Florida Republican "Narco Rubio."

Rubio retorted: