Bernie Sanders has even praised the socialist government.
As Venezuela descends into chaos and its currency plummets in value, the two major political parties in the United States have taken two different approaches to the crisis across the Caribbean.
On one hand, top Democrats, especially 2020 candidates, have been virtually silent on the developing political, economic, and humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela.
A Wednesday morning search of ‘Venezuela’ on the websites of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) showed no results relating to the disaster brought about by the socialist government.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) officially denounced Venezuela for its oppression… ten years ago.
A search of their Twitter feeds revealed identical results, with only Pelosi mentioning the worsening situation in the South American country once in 2014.
Of course, though, leave it to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the socialist Castro-loving 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, to actually praise the socialist dumpster fire of a government. In a 2011 op-ed on inequality in the United States, Sanders praised the Chavez regime, which preceded the Maduro regime:
These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who’s the banana republic now?
Top Republicans, on the other hand, have in actually taken a clear stand of opposition to the oppression of the Maduro regime:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2017
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 1, 2017
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 2, 2016
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 21, 2017
In the meantime, it appears that the Republican Party will continue to stand with human rights advocates against the crimes of the Maduro regime.
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