WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post on the possibility that U.S. military action in Venezuela may become necessary to protect the safety and security of the United States.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “We don’t want a Syria in our hemisphere — a place where foreign powers and terrorist groups can set up camp and sow discord throughout the continent. Consider the ramifications this would have for our southern border and for the stability of the United States. This is not complicated.

“To be clear — I respect those who are cautious about the dangers of military intervention. I am generally among them. But it’s time to also acknowledge that inaction can be an equally dangerous course, if not more so. Doing nothing always seems safe, though it can be the most reckless and irresponsible course.”

Read the full op-ed in The Washington Post HERE.