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Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Sanctioning of Nicolás Maduro for Undermining Democracy in Venezuela

Jul 31, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)-  Congressman Albio Sires issued the following statement regarding sanctions against Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela:

"There is no doubt that Maduro used this sham constituent assembly to declare himself leader for life in Venezuela. For years, Maduro has been working to consolidate power, chip away at Venezuela's democracy, and disenfranchise the innocent Venezuelan people. Holding him accountable for his actions, calling this power grab out for what it is, and standing shoulder to shoulder with the Venezuelan people should be a top priority for all of our allies and neighbors in the Western Hemisphere.”