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“Today, freedom broke out in Venezuela with the recognition of a new interim president in Juan Guaidó,” the vice president said on Wednesday. “A courageous man who stepped forward, the President of the National Assembly, who took the oath of office.”
“Today, freedom broke out in Venezuela with the recognition of a new interim president in Juan Guaidó.”
The move comes as pro-and anti-government demonstrators clashed in the streets of Venezuela. Socialist leader Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term two weeks ago and fired back by saying its breaking diplomatic ties with the U.S. He ordered American diplomats to abandon the country within 72 hours, as reported by the Associated Press.
“We hope that Nicolás Maduro will accept peaceful transition of power in Venezuela,” Pence said on “Trish Regan Primetime.” “That he will accept the will of the people to move his country forward and embrace their new president of Juan Guaidó.”
“I will continue to use the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy,’ Trump said in a statement. “We encourage other Western Hemisphere governments to recognize National Assembly President Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela, and we will work constructively with them in support of his efforts to restore constitutional legitimacy" said Trump in a statement he Tweeted.