Twitter hammers 'subliterate imbecile' Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was called out over the weekend after he claimed that reporters are expressing "glee & delight" at the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

Rubio made the remark in a tweet on Sunday.

"Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more #CoronaVirus cases than #China," he wrote. "Beyond being grotesque, its (sic) bad journalism."

Twitter users responded by lashing out at Rubio.

Read some of the responses below.