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Sen. Scott Calls for Military Involvement in Venezuela

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Sen. Rick Scott (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:24 PM

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is urging U.S. military action to get aid into Venezuela, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

His comments came Thursday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blocked the humanitarian aid from entering the county at the border with Colombia.

“There is only one option left to get aid to the people of Venezuela,” Scott said. “It is something that no one is willing to talk about. It is becoming clear that we will have to consider the use of American military assets to deliver aid. Maduro and his thugs have left us no choice.”

The newspaper noted Russia sent two military planes and 100 troops to Venezuela two weeks ago.

“We must not appear weak in the face of Chinese, Russian, and Cuban determination to prop up Maduro,” Scott said. “Our adversaries question our will and our determination. Put simply, they don’t think we’re serious.”

“If sanctions can cripple the Maduro regime, we must continue on that path. But so far, sanctions alone aren’t stopping the Maduro regime and the United States needs to start considering the use of military assets to bring aid to the millions of starving and sick Venezuelans.”. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pressed on whether there would be military force used against Maduro, had said in February that “every option is on the table.”

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Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is urging U.S. military action to get aid into Venezuela, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.
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