WASHINGTON – the U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio stepped up his typically strong rhetoric against the Venezuelan government Friday by suggesting his army in rebellion.
The senator from Florida, who is an outspoken critic of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, said on Twitter that the world would be the support of the armed forces of the country “if they decide to protect the people and restore democracy by removing a dictator.”
That tweet did not mention the Venezuelan president by name. But it just came to another that said that the soldiers eat out of trash cans and their families starving while Maduro and his friends “live like kings” amidst the economic crisis in the South American country.
Later, he took the revered 18th-century Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar and the American Declaration of Independence in a flurry of tweets that advocate for the right to rise up against the oppressive government.
Rubio, a Florida Republican, represents thousands of people who moved to his country to escape crime, economic deprivation and unrest under Maduro and his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez. The senator was the main driving force of the sanctions against top government officials for human rights violations and links with drug trafficking. He was also behind an Oval Office visit for the wife of the arrested opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez at the beginning of a Trump presidency.
The venezuelan government had no immediate comment on the tweets, which came days after the AMERICAN Minister of foreign affairs Rex Tillerson finished a tour of Latin America and the Caribbean and said that the US is considering the limit of the oil sales from Venezuela, because the political situation there steadily deteriorated.