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Mulvaney: Trump Not Ruling Out Military Action in Venezuela

"It's a very serious situation. The president takes it very seriously, and I think it's fair to say no options are off the table," Mulvaney said.

By NTK Staff | 01.27.2019 @10:30am

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said President Trump hadn’t ruled out using the U.S. military in Venezuela if President Nicolás Maduro doesn’t peacefully leave office.

During a Fox News interview Sunday morning, John Roberts asked Mulvaney if the United States had ruled out military action in Venezuela, should Maduro refuse to give up leadership.

“I don’t think any president of any party who’s doing his or her job would be doing the job properly if they took anything off the table,” Mulvaney said. “I think the president of the United States is looking at this extraordinarily closely.”

“I can tell you without giving away anything I shouldn’t: we’re in constant communication with the Secretary of State. We’re in constant communication with the other part of the federal government to find out what’s going on, on the ground down there to make sure that we can do everything we can to encourage the Maduro government, which we consider to be illegitimate, to leave,” he said.

“It’s a very serious situation. The president takes it very seriously, and I think it’s fair to say no options are off the table,” Mulvaney said.

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