Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) refused to call for Nicolás Maduro to step down and did not recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s leader during an interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision’s “Al Punto”
Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders did a great job of dancing around the question of whether Venezuela’s Socialist leader Maduro must go and let Juan Guaido take power. He’s had decades to perfect the art of giving a non-answer to a question and he used it in the interview below.
SHOULD SOCIALIST MADURO GO?
“No. I think what has to happen right now…I think there are serious questions about the recent election. There are many people who feel it was a fraudulent election, and I think the United States has got to work with the international community to make sure that there is a free and fair election in Venezuela.”
“I think clearly he has been very, very abusive. That is a decision of the Venezuelan people, so I think, Jorge, there’s got to be a free and fair election.”
This exchange highlights the big difference between Sanders and President Trump. Trump just recently called on Maduro to step down (see below). He has given 100% effort to help the Venezuelan people escape socialism.
Bernie Sanders just successfully hid his preference for socialism by giving a non-answer to questions about Venezuela.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP DENOUNCING MADURO AND RECOGNIZING A NEW LEADER:
President Trump just denounced the leadership of President Maduro (see below) and has officially recognized a new leader for Venezuela.
People have taken to the streets in the thousands to protest against Maduro’s socialist policies. The people have been literally starving living under the socialist regime of Maduro.
This is a great day for the people of Venezuela!
Venezuela’s opposition filling streets nationwide today in protests against President Maduro and his socialist government.
Venezuela’s opposition filling streets nationwide today in protests against President Maduro and his socialist government. pic.twitter.com/IjzXdd6aOh
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 23, 2019
Another great view of the crowd of Venezuelans in the streets:
#Breaking: The Organization of American States, Canada, and U.S. President Donald #Trump just recognized the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of #Venezuela. pic.twitter.com/4PojKbyo8R
— Simply Beautiful (@SimplyBeautific) January 23, 2019
President Trump tweeted:
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019
Vice President Pence had released a statement in support of the opposition leader in Venezuela:
Today @POTUS announced the U.S. officially recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela. To @JGuaido & the people of Venezuela: America stands with you & we will continue to stand with you until #Libertad is restored! pic.twitter.com/4W3hlGplql
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 23, 2019