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Rand Paul Just Blasted Marco Rubio in a Very Public Way

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"Acting like an isolationist who wants to retreat to our borders and perhaps build a moat..."

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attacked Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a very public way on social media Friday, sending out a series of social media messages directed at the senator over his opposition to the normalization of relations with Cuba.

"It's absurd and it's part of a long record of coddling dictators and tyrants that this administration has established," Rubio said Wednesday after President Obama's announcement that the U.S. would begin to normalize relations.

A back-and-forth between Rubio and Paul, who supports the normalization of relations, quickly began, with Rubio saying on Fox News Thursday night: “Like many people who have been opining, [Paul] has no idea what he’s talking about."

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Paul returned fire on Twitter Friday, sending out these four tweets:

Paul also sent out a Facebook message summarizing the points:

Image credit: Facebook/Rand Paul Image credit: Facebook/Rand Paul

Both Paul and Rubio are widely expected to mount presidential bids, and the argument over Cuba could be a clear preview of the political battle in 2016.

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