As chaos continues to plague Venezuela, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., will hit three Latin American nations next week.
Scott announced on Friday that he will go to Panama, Colombia and Argentina next week.
“During the trip, Senator Scott will meet with government officials to thank them for their support of Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime and discuss ways the United States can work with each country to free Venezuela and bring a new day of freedom and democracy to all of Latin America,” the senator’s office noted. “He’ll also discuss the ongoing efforts to rid Latin America of the narco-terrorists that are wreaking havoc on their countries and creating a flood of migrants to our Southern border, as well as continued economic cooperation between Florida and our neighbors.”
Scott weighed in on the trip on Friday.
“As Americans, we understand the value and importance of freedom and liberty in our everyday lives, and it is our duty to support those who are oppressed by dictators and denied the right to live their lives freely,” Scott said. “When I ran for the U.S. Senate, I promised to do everything I can to fight for freedom and democracy in Latin America and throughout the globe. Now, I’m traveling to Latin America to show the people of Venezuela that the United States stands with them in their fight for liberty. I look forward to partnering with our allies in Latin America to end the Maduro regime and support those who are fighting for human rights, freedom and democracy.”
Scott has been a firm supporter of President Donald Trump’s efforts against the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
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