Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement on Uprising in Venezuela Against Maduro

April 30, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to the uprising against Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela today:


“As remnants of Maduro’s regime continue to kill their fellow countrymen, I applaud the Venezuelan people bravely fighting for their future. President Trump has brilliantly used diplomacy, sanctions, and other tools to create an opportunity for freedom to triumph over the depravity of socialism in Venezuela. America must continue to appreciate that the only sustainable freedom is freedom won by those who yearn to live it. Direct U.S. military involvement risks allowing Maduro to externalize conflict, scapegoat his failures, and delegitimize the organic desire of Venezuelans to choose their own brighter destiny. I trust and hope that the Trump Administration will continue to skillfully advance the cause of freedom in Latin America and throughout the world,” said Rep. Gaetz.