During the Obama administration, Sen. Marco Rubio was the most outspoken opponent against Obama’s move to ‘normalize’ relations with the Castro regime in Cuba.
And now with a similarly brutal, socialist dictatorship attempting to quell unrest in Venezuela, Rubio has been leading the charge in prompting the Trump administration to level sanctions on the Maduro government.
He’s also been publicly calling out the nation’s corrupt officials, including Diosdado Cabello, a member of the nation’s national legislature who Rubio calls the ‘Pablo Escobar’ of Venezuela for running a drug trafficking operation while serving in the government.
That move, according to government reports, earned Rubio a hit put out on him by Cabello, also a former military chief who has tentacles in the Mexican mafia in the U.S.
For the last month, Rubio has had a detail of Capitol Police trailing him everywhere, and at home in Florida, Miami Police routinely join his detail in prep for any planned assassination attempt.
Here’s more from the Miami Herald…
One of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country’s government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.
Though federal authorities couldn’t be sure at the time if the uncorroborated threat was real, they took it seriously enough that Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami.
Believed to be behind the order: Diosdado Cabello, the influential former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party who has publicly feuded with Rubio.
At a July 19 Senate hearing, the same day he was first spotted with more security, Rubio repeated his line that Cabello — who has long been suspected by U.S. authorities of drug trafficking — is “the Pablo Escobar of Venezuela.” A week ago on Twitter, Cabello dubbed the senator “Narco Rubio.”