Rubios Comment On Obamas Chavez Comment RUBIO CONDEMNS OBAMA FOR CHAVEZ COMMENT: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is quite worked up about an interview that aired last night in which Barack Obama claimed that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez does not pose a “serious” national security threat to the United States. The Senate Intelligence Committee member, being vetted as a potential Mitt Romney running mate, says the only explanation is that the president has been living under a rock. From his forthcoming statement: ‘Hugo Chavez is not only a threat to the Venezuelan people’s freedom and democratic aspirations, he has also supported Iran’s regime in its attempts to expand its intelligence network throughout the hemisphere, facilitated money laundering activities that finance state sponsors of terrorism and provided a safe haven for FARC narco-terrorists, among many other actions…Even Obama’s own State Department belatedly but rightly expelled Chavez’s consul general in Miami for her ties to a plan to wage cyber-attacks on the U.S. President Obama continues to display an alarmingly naïve understanding of the challenges and opportunities we face in the Western Hemisphere.’ This is the Miami Herald write-up of Obama’s comments, with video: . Here’s Rubio’s full statement: .