Houston freshman Congressman Dan Crenshaw released a video statement to the people of Venezuela, supporting their efforts to oust Socialist leader Nicholas Maduro.
The Trump administration is recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader, even as Maduro says he won't surrender power because he was democratically elected. Russia and China are telling the US to stay out of the ongoing power struggle in Venezuela. But Florida Senator Marco Rubio tells Fox's "The Story with Martha MacCallum" that's not likely to happen...
"We're not interfering. Here's what's important and it's being missed, and I hope more people are reporting it this way. This is not a unilateral US action: This, number one, is a constitutional action by the people of Venezuela under their Constitution; the Constitution put in place under Hugo Chavez."
Congressman Crenshaw's family lived in South America for several years, including two years in Caracas. You can see his statement - which is in Spanish - Here below:
English translation: “To the people of Venezuela: We are with you. I am proud to stand with the Trump Administration in heeding your calls for a more democratic Venezuela and supporting President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó.
I stand with you because I know you. My family lived in Caracas for two years, I have been to Venezuela many times and I have witnessed a beautiful country fall apart because of a socialist dictator.
Nicolas Maduro’s reign of terror must come to an end. He is desperately clinging to his control of the government. His power is illegitimate.
As you fight for your freedom in the face of tyranny, know that you have the steadfast support of the United States.
The United States and your allies across the globe hear you and support you and your righteous pursuit of a free and democratic country.”