The South American country Venezuela was plunged into blackness on Thursday evening due to the nation’s largest power outage in years, causing massive chaos to spread like wildfire.
The real strange part of all this is who the Maduro regime is blaming for all of this. Apparently all of these woes are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s fault.
The blackout began as most commuters were leaving work for home, hitting 22 out of 23 Venezuelan states, including the capital Caracas that until now managed to avoid the consequences of collapsing infrastructure and frequent outages.
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Thousands of commuters had to scramble to find a way back home as subway service stopped operating, while roads came to a standstill due to confusion over blackened stoplights.
The blackout forced hospital nurses to monitor patients, including premature babies in incubators, while holding candles.
Venezuela’s disputed president Nicolas Maduro, meanwhile, blamed the blackout as an “electrical war” perpetrated by the United States without providing any proof, the latest sign of a dictator who’s losing the grip over the country.
Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez echoed Maduro and said right-wing extremists are causing mayhem in the country at the behest of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a claim mocked by the senator on Twitter.
“My apologies to people of Venezuela,” he wrote in a tweet. “I must have pressed the wrong thing on the ‘electronic attack’ app I downloaded from Apple. My bad.”
My apologies to people of Venezuela. I must have pressed the wrong thing on the “electronic attack” app I downloaded from Apple. My bad. https://t.co/5oZURMSnrB
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 8, 2019
Rodriguez urged people to be patient and promised to restore power within the hours of the blackout. Yet the blackout continued into early Friday morning, with Venezuelans opening their windows and banging pots and pans in the dark as a protest against the government, while some also cursed at Maduro.
That doggone Marco Rubio. There’s absolutely no way that this disastrous power outage and all the other troubles of Venezuela are due to the failure of socialism the Maduro regime rules over the people with.
After all, that’s a system that’s built on elites running the government and making decisions for the people because, let’s be honest, individuals can’t decide what’s best for themselves.
That was all sarcasm by the way, in case you couldn’t tell.
Rubio has absolutely nothing to do with the implosion of Venezuela. Maduro and socialism are the culprits here. It’s not at all surprising though to see someone like Maduro attempt to pass the buck. Socialists like him always like to redistribute things, so be redistributing the blame for his country’s issues, he’s simply being consistent with his principles.
Source: Fox News