Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Condemns Sham Elections and Vows Solidarity with Venezuelan People

Jul 31, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement in response to yet another blatant power grab by the Maduro regime.

“Yesterday’s sham election was yet another shameless assault on democracy and the rule of law by the Maduro regime.  The illegal attempt to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution reveals once again that Maduro and his cronies will stop at nothing in their desperate bid to cling to power. 

“I commend the Trump administration for refusing to recognize the results of yesterday’s illegitimate vote, as well as the refusal of a growing number of other countries to recognize the results, including Argentina, Panama, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Paraguay, and Spain.  The United States will continue to stand solidly with the people of Venezuela as they struggle against the oppressive Maduro regime to restore the basic rights and liberties to which all people are entitled.  ”