Sen. Rick Scott: U.S. Military Must Be Ready to Defend Freedom and Democracy in Venezuela

April 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement on the ongoing uprising against the Maduro Regime in Venezuela:


Senator Rick Scott said, “Today, the people of Venezuela are rising up against the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. I’ve already called on the Venezuelan military to stand for freedom and democracy in Venezuela and support Juan Guaidó. The United States must also be ready to answer that call. Guaidó and the people of Venezuela have taken this critical step. We cannot abandon them. Inaction is not an option.


“The U.S. military MUST be ready to supply humanitarian aid and defend freedom and democracy in Venezuela. The Maduro regime is starving its own people while our enemies are using Venezuela as a foothold in the Western Hemisphere. President Trump should immediately position American military assets to be ready to deliver aid to the people and defend freedom and democracy as well as U.S. national security interests in our hemisphere.  This is a fight against Cuba, Russia, China, Iran and Hezbollah who are all in Venezuela right now and want to inflict pain and torture on the people. The time for talking is over. It’s time for action.”