Marco Rubio Doubles Down Support of Juan Guaidó and Opposition to the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined senators from both sides of the aisle to double down on his support of Juan Guaidó and opposition to the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

Earlier in the week, Rubio and other members of Florida delegation weighed in to support Guaidó and opposition to the Maduro regime this week after the Venezuelan regime’s attempts to keep its opponents out of the National Assembly.

Rubio, who chairs the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, joined U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Id., the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in releasing a statement this week in support of Guaidó’s.

“This week, the international community once again witnessed the criminality of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s regime and the lengths he is willing to go in order to maintain his illegitimate grip on power. Despite a widespread wave of repression by the Maduro regime, Interim President Juan Guaidó was once again sworn in today, extending his mandate as President of the democratically elected National Assembly and as interim president of Venezuela,” the senators said.

“We reaffirm our support for Venezuela’s constitutionally legitimate government led by Interim President Juan Guaidó and the democratically elected National Assembly. We condemn the recent acts of repression and physical assault against deputies of the National Assembly and members of the free press by Maduro’s GNB (Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela) forces and armed colectivos. We urge the international community to take a strong stance against Maduro and his cronies for undermining democratic order, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in Venezuela,” the senators added.

 

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