Watch a sitting United States senator completely melt down on Twitter

Marco Rubio even admitted afterwards that "Twitter isn't something you should just rush back into"

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 17, 2016 6:20PM (UTC)
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Sen. Marco Rubio (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP)

Late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, former GOP presidential hopeful and current Florida senator Marco Rubio went off, at great length, on Twitter about an article in The Washington Post that touched on his political future.

The article's focus was on the former opponents Donald Trump would be reluctant to choose as a running mate, and in it, Chris Cillizza wrote that "Rubio, according to conversations I've had with people close to him, is sort of betwixt and between when it comes to his next move."


Rubio wasn't the least bit pleased about the use of this unnamed source, and took to Twitter to express his displeasure a little too vehemently:

It would be irresponsible to speculate about whether this sounds like classic overcompensation, but even the senator himself seemed to realize he'd gone overboard:

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