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Cotton Statement on U.S. Support for Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó

April 30, 2019

Contact Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Today Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó's call for his government to assume its rightful powers:

"True leaders earn the right to govern-they don't shoot and starve their people into submission. Nicolás Maduro has no legitimate claim to power, and his authoritarian backers in Moscow, Havana, and Beijing are only prolonging the suffering of millions. The United States stands with the interim government of Juan Guaidó and the Venezuelan people as they struggle to gain freedom from a corrupt, brutal, and anti-American regime."