A Venezuelan lawmaker may have put out a kill order on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the Miami Herald reported Sunday.
Diosdado Cabello, an influential leader from the state’s ruling socialist party, is believed to be behind the alleged death threat, according the the report, which cited intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.
Though uncorroborated, federal authorities reportedly took the threat seriously. Rubio’s beefed-up security detail was first spotted at a July 19 Senate hearing and following the senator the past several weeks in both Washington and Miami. Read more at The Hill.