Monday, February 24, 2020
Two weeks ago, the congresswoman sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo “expressing her deep concern over the lack of a clear strategy in prioritizing help for the Venezuelan people as they face a political, economic and humanitarian crisis.”
This is shocking news considering the absolute genocide Maduro is committing on his citizens. He is a thug and a dictator who is murdering children and starving his people. No business in the United States should have any contact with Maduro’s government, let alone willingly take money to lobby on its behalf.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, to urge members of the United Kingdom’s National Security Council (NSC) to reject Huawei, a Chinese state-directed telecommunications company, in its 5G infrastructure. All three senators are members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
On December 6, 2019, Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a Saudi Arabian national here in the United States on an A-2 visa for military training, killed three people and injured eight at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. sent a letter to American Hospital Association President Richard Pollack requesting information on the steps they have taken to safeguard U.S. research and intellectual property from the influence of foreign adversaries, including Communist China.
Last year, Rubio joined Democrat U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to bring out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”
Scott called out China as a “global adversary” and pointed to “their general unwillingness to share information” and urged the CDC to take extra precautions against the spread of this deadly virus.
On Monday, Pompeo addressed the media and said the U.S. continues to back Guaidó, thanking him “for joining a huge group of countries today who’s working on fighting terrorism all around the world, including in Venezuela.”
According to a AAA report released on Monday, the average gallon of gas in the Sunshine State cost $2.49 at the start of the week, down four cents from the week before and below the national average of $2.58 a gallon.
“I’m glad the Peace Corps has finally come to its senses and sees Communist China for what it is: the second largest economy in the world and an adversary of the United States,” Scott said.