Tags: venezuela | chavez | gop | democrats

GOP, Dems Find Common Ground on Chavez

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 12:43 PM

Despite all their spats in this election season, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have found something they can agree on – working against Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. The Democratic chairman and the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere subcommittee agree that the White House should reach out to the re-energized opposition movement to Chavez, The Hill reports.

chavez,democrats,gop,venezuela,Chavez lost his supermajority in Venezuela's National Assembly in September parliamentary elections.

"Washington ought to let the Venezuelan people know that we care about their freedoms, that we're monitoring it," subcommittee chairman Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., says. We should "keep spirits up," as Venezuelans are "tired of a lack of freedom."

Engel's Republican colleague Rep. Connie Mack of Florida says, "There's not going to be a free and fair election in Venezuela as long as Chavez is at the helm.”

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved