WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following the release of Leopoldo Lopez in Venezuela under the leadership of Juan Guaidó, Senator Scott released the following statement.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I thank God today for the release of Leopoldo Lopez, a hero in the fight for freedom and democracy in Venezuela. Today is a pivotal day. It’s time for the entire military to join Juan Guaidó and fight for freedom for the people. Now is your chance to make history and to restore constitutional democracy in Venezuela. The entire world is watching and waiting. It’s time to leave the evil reign of Nicolas Maduro on the ash heap of history.”