Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends President Trump and Vice President Pence for Support of a Free Venezuela

Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after President Trump and Vice President Pence met with Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez.

"I commend President Trump and Vice President Pence for meeting with the wife of political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez, and for the administration's swift sanction of Tareck El Aissami, Maduro’s right-hand thug and narcotrafficker.  The tyrannical and despotic Maduro regime continues to hold Venezuela hostage, forcing deteriorating conditions, perpetrating human rights abuses, and a sinking economy. We must continue to demand the release of Lopez and other activists across the country. Congress continues to stand firmly in solidarity with the heroic Venezuelan people, who can now also count on the steadfast support of the White House."