This week, members of the Florida delegation on both sides of the aisle reacted to reports that the Maduro regime is looking to hold elections earlier than scheduled.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in this week to the reports.
“I hope global media and the EU Commission nations realize the regime controls all media in Venezuela, has jailed, exiled and murdered its opponents, the ballot isn’t secret and regime counts the votes,” Rubio posted on Twitter. “It’s a farce.”
On the other side of Capitol Hill and on the other side of the aisle, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., also took aim at the Maduro regime.
“If the Maduro regime dissolves the Venezuelan National Assembly and calls for sham elections, the international community must condemn it in the strongest possible terms. Free and fair elections are impossible under a corrupt regime that jails and tortures political opponents. I stand by Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan people’s legitimate president. Maduro’s direct attack on the last democratic institution standing in Venezuela will only trigger more violence and suffering,” Wasserman Schultz said.