Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a statement on Thursday referring to the regional elections organized by the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. The Republican assured that the United States must set a position regarding that situation.
“As we near yet another round of sham elections in Venezuela, the United States must send a clear and unequivocal message to dictator Nicolás Maduro and his cronies: U.S. sanctions will remain in place until verifiably free, fair, and democratic elections are held in the nation and all political prisoners are released,” Rubio said.
Marco Rubio calls for further action
“The Biden Administration must push and encourage democratic allies, both in the region and in the European Union, to remain firm in their support of a truly democratic process without Maduro’s interference,” he continued.
Rubio also indicated that those who claim to be opponents but lend themselves to participate in the process, give legitimacy to the regime. “The individuals running, who are disguised as the opposition, are the same ones assisting the brutal regime. Giving any legitimacy to these sham elections will only prolong the agony of the Venezuelan people and perpetuate Maduro’s grip on power.”
On November 21, 2021, the Maduro regime holds an electoral process in which most of the opposition political parties decided not to participate because they consider that there are no conditions for truly democratic elections to take place.