Rubio rips unidentified sources in Twitter rant
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Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus Bipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Trump's new interest in water resources — why now? MORE took to Twitter on Monday night to criticize a Washington Post article commenting on the Florida senator's political future.


Rubio seized on an article that listed him among a handful of people "who are never going to be Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE's vice president."

The article, citing "people close to him," said Rubio "is sort of betwixt and between when it comes to his next move." It stated Rubio is likely to stick to his pledge to leave the Senate after his term at the end of the year and noted Rubio has said he's not interested in running for governor in Florida.

"Unnamed sources 'close to' often just people who want to sound like they are in the know. And reporters desperate for content just accept it," Rubio fired back on Twitter.

"I have only said like 10000 times I will be a private citizen in January," he added later.

"Word of advice, people often claim to know more than they really do because they enjoy status of being perceived as 'in the know,'" Rubio tweeted later, commenting on another Post article from 2015 citing a "longtime friend" of Rubio who said he "hates" the Senate, which Rubio denied saying.

"A 'longtime friend' says Rubio is 'betwixt and between when it comes to whether to chest or legs tomorrow at gym,'" Rubio tweeted.

He added in another tweet mocking unidentified sources, "According to source who knows his cousins, wife's dentist, Rubio could do cardio instead."

Rubio also teased a potential future White House bid, making a veiled reference to businessman turned presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.