The Committee on Foreign Relations of the US Senate approved this Wednesday a bipartisan resolution that condemns the electoral fraud of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship and ratifies recognition of Juan Guaidó as President in Charge of Venezuela.
The resolution denounced how the regime has prevented the organization of free, fair and transparent elections in Venezuela, which in turn has led to the continued closure of democratic spaces in the country.
In addition, the resolution reiterates the recognition of Juan Guaidó as Interim President of Venezuela and also highlights the lack of legitimacy of Maduro’s regime assembly.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio affirmed that “on several occasions, Maduro’s narco-regime has tried to silence the voices of duly elected members of the National Assembly.”
“Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sends an important message of support to the only democratic institution in Venezuela and to Interim President Juan Guaidó. The Biden Administration must continue to promote US policy that promotes Venezuela’s path to freedom and a return to democratic order after the last sham legislative elections of the regime,” he added.
For his part, Democratic Senator Robert Menéndez expressed that “he is proud that my colleagues from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are joining us in passing this important resolution to make it clear that there is absolutely no legitimacy in Maduro’s regime fraudulent and illegitimate legislative elections.”
“While the future of the country hangs in the balance, the continued manipulation of electoral processes and the denial of free and fair elections further violates the basic rights of Venezuelans. Today, we speak with one voice in our Committee in total rejection of the false elections of Maduro and reaffirming our total solidarity with the Venezuelan people, who have already suffered for too long,” Menéndez concluded.