Lawmakers Slam Venezuelan Leader Over ‘illegal’ Election


Lawmakers slam Venezuelan leader over ‘illegal’ election

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle denounced Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday for holding an election that many have decried as fraudulent.
Maduro’s government held the election Sunday to select a National Constitutional Assembly, a move to strip the country’s opposition-led parliament of its powers.
The Trump administration last week announced sanctions against 13 Maduro regime officials, and threatened further sanctions if the election were held.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) in a tweet called the election an “illegal attempt” to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution.
Diaz-Balart told The Hill last week that the Trump administration “has different options on the table” …

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