‘You’re from Florida, not Caracas’: Marco Rubio’s Twitter fest supporting Guaido gets a bashing
The Florida Republican spared no effort in promoting the coup attempt, which was staged by Guaido earlier on Tuesday, as he (Rubio) wrote dozens of tweets calling on almost literally every single person in Venezuela (except probably for President Nicolas Maduro himself) to support what he called an “effort to restore democracy.”
This is the moment for those military officers in #Venezuela to fulfill their constitutional oath & defend the legitimate interim President @jguaido in this effort to restore democracy. You can write history in the hours & days ahead.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Today their can be no bystanders in #Venezuela#FANB,police,judicial & political leaders you must either support restoring constitutional democracy or you are a supporter of Cuba’s efforts to colonize Venezuela— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 30 апреля 2019 г.
The choice you make will define the rest of your life
He also tirelessly reminded people on social media that it is Guaido who is suddenly the “legitimate” leader of Venezuela – just because he was recognized as such by the US and its allies. The senator also didn’t just stop at bashing the Venezuelan government but also assaulted CNN in some of his tweets.
Legitimate Interim President of #Venezuela@jguaido has been joined this morning by members of military at the Miranda Air Force base in #Caracas.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 30 апреля 2019 г.
It is time for every branch of govt including TSJ to help restore constitutional order.
After years of suffering freedom is waiting for people of #Venezuela. Do not let them take this opportunity from you.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Now is the moment to take to the streets in support of your legitimate constitutional government.
Do not allow this moment to slip away. It may not come again
The American broadcaster drew the ire of the Republican by simply calling a coup a coup – an action that Rubio immediately condemned as “the most shameful reporting.”
Apparently dissatisfied with the quality of US media reports, Rubio also turned his Twitter page into a self-styled one-man news outlet as he relentlessly posted what he considered to be the news from Venezuela. Some of his “reports” were quickly debunked as false by other people on Twitter, though.
Rubio’s Twitter spree apparently did not strike a chord with people on social media, who were mostly skeptical about his passionate speeches.
Be smart, do the exact opposite of what @marcorubio says.— John J. Anzac (@anzac_j) 30 апреля 2019 г.
And to your constituents...what say you? Are you Senator of Florida or coup leader in Venezuela?— Sarah Jackman (@VviewSsonicMair) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Nice meddling in another country's affairs... pic.twitter.com/9apmAkmMhS— Beaureaux🌹 (@Le_Livre22) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Have you registered as a foreign agent yet?— Val Escher (@EscherSays) 30 апреля 2019 г.
People of Venezuela: Marco Rubio is not your friend. He's trying to replace one awful government with a different awful government that promises to make his rich friends richer. Not one time in history has US meddling ever improved things in Latin America.— Miguel Cruz (@RealMiguelCruz) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Chris Rossini, co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, slammed the Senator, saying US officials should not be telling other nations what they should or should not do. After all, Rubio was indeed a Senator from Florida and not Caracas, as Rossini put it.
You're a Senator from Florida....not Caracas.— Chris Rossini (@ChrisRossini) 30 апреля 2019 г.
American Senators should not be telling people in other countries to "take to the streets." https://t.co/touG2SaAxy
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, also mocked Rubio’s overzealousness in his drive to rally support for the coup staged by the US protégé.
Little Marco is up at 3:00 AM furiously tweeting in support of this coup. Does this count as military service? https://t.co/XkzPVpNppc— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Little Marco getting more crazed by the minute. "It can't be a coup!! 50 countries recognize Guaido!"— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Uh Marco - have a look at a world map. https://t.co/R1blw9ynGD
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