Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio Applaud Certification of Colombia in Fight Against Drug Trafficking

August 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio applauded President Trump’s Presidential determination certifying Colombia’s commitment to working with the United States to combat illegal drug trafficking. This announcement follows the Senators’ letter to the President urging him to certify the United States’ joint efforts with Colombia.

Senators Scott and Rubio said, “President Trump’s certification of Colombia’s commitment to combat the illegal drug trade reiterates the joint effort between our nations in the fight against narco-trafficking in the Western Hemisphere. We welcome this certification as a step for both of our countries to continue working together to counter the threat of Maduro’s narco-terrorist tyranny in Venezuela.”

In April, Senator Scott traveled to Colombia, where he met with President Duque and other leaders to discuss the issue of narco-trafficking and the shared goal of freedom and democracy in Venezuela. Read more in Senator Scott’s op-ed HERE.