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Florida Democrats Slam Sen. Sanders Over Venezuela
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Florida Democrats Slam Sen. Sanders Over Venezuela

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Bernie Sanders gained impulse in the widening Presidential Democratic nominee field after he announced his intentions to run for the Presidency. However, he soon gained criticism after commenting that he did not acknowledge Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President, and Florida Democratics are denouncing the Democratic Socialist for also refusing to call Nicolas Maduro a dictator.

Freshman Congresswoman Donna Shalala blasted Senator Sanders, saying that “he is not going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party.” Shalala further explained that Sanders “has demonstrated again that he does not understand this situation,” and she assured that she “absolutely” disagrees “with his imprecision in not saying Maduro must go.”

While many of the Democratic primary candidates haven’t weighed in on the matter, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support of Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President, and she denounced Maduro as a dictator. Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t announced a Presidential run but is rumored to be weighing his options, has also done the same. In addition, Senator Elizabeth Warren also echoed in their remarks and even said she supported the “diplomatic part” of Trump’s support for Guaidó.

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However, Florida, a battleground state, is home to many Venezuela’s and exiles that have been directly affected by socialism. And, in response to Sanders, Democratic State Sen. Annette Taddeo said that “he’s obviously clueless.”

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Christian Ulvert, a top Democratic consultant for Hispanic outreach, weighed in on Sanders’ refusal to condemn Nicolas Maduro, saying that “this help’s Trump and it makes our job harder as Democrats. What this will do is whip into a frenzy South Florida’s Hispanic community on both sides of the aisle. It’s an unnecessary distraction.”

In response to Shalala’s comments, Sanders’ deputy chief of staff, Ari Rabin-Havt, directed a tweet at her, saying that “Bernie stands with the Venezuelan people to demand free and fair elections and for self-determination for all people around the world.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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