Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Supports Venezuelan Community's Strong Rejection of Maduro's Sham “Inauguration”

Jan 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement in support of Southern Florida's Venezuelan community and all Venezuelans who are organizing around the world today to strongly reject his second "inauguration" after orchestrating another power grab in the most recent election. 

“I stand in strong solidarity with Southern Florida’s Venezuelan community, and all Venezuelans, in denouncing Maduro’s newest power grab. Maduro shamelessly orchestrated his second ‘election,’ culminating in today’s sham inauguration. The Venezuelan people have roundly condemned the regime’s oppressive tactics, rising inflation, shortages, and human rights abuses. Many leaders around the world have called on Maduro to step down and allow the Venezuelan people to reestablish their democratic institutions. Until then, I will continue to work with my colleagues and the administration to impose tough sanctions and hold the Maduro regime accountable.”