WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after Greece announced its recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president. This action follows Senator Scott’s call for all European nations to join together to end Nicolás Maduro’s ruthless regime in Venezuela. Senator Scott also urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to lead a delegation of EU nations to the Venezuelan border to see the humanitarian crisis firsthand.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I applaud Greece for heeding our call for Europe to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate President of Venezuela. This is a very important step, but we must do more. I’m calling on every European nation to follow Greece’s lead. Our partners in Europe must do more. We cannot allow Maduro to carry on his genocide of young children and we cannot allow Venezuela to turn into a Syria in our Hemisphere. All European nations must join us to take a strong stand against Maduro.”