Diaz-Balart Slams Biden Over Venezuela

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
June 23, 2020

In light of former national advisor John Bolton’s comments about Trump and Venezuela in his new book, Florida lawmakers that are supportive of the president are doubling down on his firm stance against communist regimes.

In a Tweet slamming how dangerous Vice President Joe Biden (D) would be should he be elected, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) argued that “Biden’s dangerous & irresponsible policy would legitimize the Cuban dictatorship & weaken sanctions on the very regime that sends thousands of intelligence agents & other means of support to the Maduro regime.”

He added that “this would be damaging to the cause of freedom for BOTH Cuba & VZ.”

The Florida lawmaker is one of a number of Republicans in South Florida that have been heavily critical of both Cuba and Venezuela for their human rights violations.

And, with the new comments from the Rep. Diaz-Balart, it adds to a number of developments that have come in recent weeks regarding Venezuela. While Bolton claims in his new book that Trump privately called Guaido “weak” and Maduro a “strong” leader, Florida Rep. Donna Shalala (D) added criticism to the president by accusing his administration of funding his border wall with seized funds from Venezuela.

Rep. Diaz-Balart takes aim at Vice President Biden for his lack of effort in trying to fight for Cuba to become a democratic country by asking on Twitter "where was Biden's outrage when he stated that he would 'go back' to his Administration's disastrous policy of legitimizing the Cuban dictatorship and weakened sanctions in regard to Cuba?"

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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