BREITBART spoke with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who ripped President Joe Biden and his administration for ongoing negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the socialist Nicolas Maduro regime in Venezuela, and other efforts by Biden to cut deals with adversaries of America.
In an appearance on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, Rubio ripped the Biden White House for sending a formal delegation to meet with the Maduro regime in Caracas, Venezuela—and then argued that Biden only seems to want to cut deals with adversaries of the United States.
“This has nothing to do with oil at the end of the day,” Rubio said. “This is an excuse that they’re using. Venezuela can’t sell us any oil. Marxism doesn’t work. Communism is a disaster. Socialism is a disaster, and they’ve destroyed their oil industry. They used to produce three million barrels a day—they’re down to 700,000 barrels a day. That 700,000 barrels a day, they send most of it to China because that’s how they pay off the loans.
They don’t have money to pay China, so they pay them in oil. Then 10 percent of it goes automatically to Cuba. So they can’t ramp up production—that would take billions of dollars of investment and years and years before they ever produced enough to make a difference for us. This has to do with people inside of the Biden administration, particularly Juan Gonzalez on the National Security Council, and some people at the State Department who have been dying to cozy up to Iran, to Venezuela, to Cuba—whoever they can get close to.
If you hate America, they want to cut a deal with you apparently. For them, this is a perfect excuse to say, ‘let’s go over there and pull this off.’ Obviously, they even leaked it to make themselves look like some sort of heroic figure, and then obviously it blew up in their faces.
We’ll see—I don’t trust anything they say in a press conference because they may announce that publicly but privately still be working on it. I imagine down there Maduro was overjoyed by this. He’ll still be an ally to China, still be an ally to Iran, still be an ally to Russia, and he gets to have sanctions lifted on him.
That’s a perfect deal for him and a terrible deal for us.”