WASHINGTON, D.C. — The political unrest is still going on in Venezeula.
Enough is enough, says Indiana’s Sen. Todd Young. Today is is urging lawmakers in Washington to convene a congressional hearing on the matter next week.
“I am concerned by reports of possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela,” Young said. “Given recent developments, I am calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold immediate hearings with key members of the administration next week to discuss their plans for Venezuela and to explain any plans to deploy U.S. forces to the country.”
Young added that “the brutal Maduro regime has caused unspeakable suffering” for the citizens of Venezeula, but he wants to make sure that if there is a plan to intervene by the Trump Administration that Congress is involved in such planning.
Vice President Mike Pence has said time and again that the U.S. is recognizing Juan Guaido, who is said to have won the country’s recent election, as the rightful president of the South American country.
In the last week, Guaido has called on the people of Venezuela to take to the streets against Maduro. He has even gone as far as urging military members secretly against Maduro to “rise up” against him.
The Venezuelan military is backing Maduro as president, along with countries such as Russia, Cuba, and China.
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