Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Rick Scott (R) have introduced a bipartisan resolution rejecting the upcoming fraudulent legislative elections in Venezuela, condemning the Maduro regime for holding elections that are not democratic in nature.
The resolution comes before the election that is scheduled for December of this year, and the resolution also recognizes that, according to the Venezuelan constitution, and as President of the National Assembly, Interim President Juan Guaido should be serving as the nation’s legitimate leader in the absence of a democratically elected president in the country.
In a statement, the former Florida Governor commented that “as we continue to fight for free elections in Latin America and around the world, we must recognize Maduro’s sham election as a pathetic attempt by the regime to create the false appearance of democracy,” adding that “this is nothing more than a stunt to further oppress the Venezuelan people.”
Senator Rubio echoed in his remarks, warning that “no one should be fooled: Maduro’s objective through these so-called legislative elections is to silence the voices of the members of the democratically-elected National Assembly.”
Moreover, “following Maduro’s selection of an illegitimate alternative to the National Assembly, and his track record of holding fraudulent elections, the international community must join together in condemning this sham process and support the Venezuelan people.”
The Republican Senators, long-time critics of the Maduro regime, were also joined by a number of Democrats in introducing the resolution.
Since the plunge of the oil industry in Venezuela, the Maduro regime’s ongoing corruption has just about bankrupted the country, forcing it to revert to drug trafficking, stealing natural resources, and other criminal activities in order to keep the government open.