Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends Further Sanctions Against Oppressive Maduro Regime

Jul 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced additional sanctions against operatives of the Maduro regime. Earlier this year, Diaz-Balart commended President Trump after he imposed sanctions against Tareck El Aissami, the Vice President, and against the regime’s sham Supreme Court.

“I commend President Trump on his decision to impose more sanctions against members of the Maduro regime in Venezuela.  The people of Venezuela have suffered under brutal repression and a collapsing economy for far too long.  On July 16, millions of Venezuelans rejected Maduro’s plans for another blatant power grab through his ‘Constituent Assembly.’ These sanctions also serve as a warning; should Maduro move forward with Sunday’s planned ‘Constituent Assembly,’ the Trump Administration is ready to proceed with additional sanctions.  As Maduro continues to subvert Venezuela’s democratic institutions and undermine the rule of law, the Trump administration and the American people stand with the people of Venezuela in opposing Maduro’s shameless assaults on democracy.”

On July 18th, Diaz-Balart joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in a letter to President Trump, condemning the Constituent Assembly that is planned for July 30th.