Vice President Mike Pence took it right to the socialist Venezuelans by slamming the representative of dictator Maduro at the U.N. Wednesday.
While addressing the body’s Security Council, Pence directly addressed the Venezuelan ambassador and told him that it is time for Maduro to go, Fox News reported.
“With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn’t be here,” the vice president said, looking directly at Samuel Moncada. “You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolas Maduro that his time is up. It’s time for him to go.”
The representative of the murderous Maduro regime briefly looked up from his phone and shook his head.
Fox News added:
Pence urged the Security Council to act to end the Maduro regime and recognize Interim President Juan Guaido. He said also it’s time for the U.N. to seat Guaido’s representative at the U.N. — and expel the current representative.
“Now it’s time for the United Nations to act, and for the world to stand with the people of Venezuela as they march for freedom,” Pence said.
He also announced the U.S. will be providing nearly $61 million in humanitarian assistance, in addition to the $213 million the State Department says it has already provided to Venezuelan refugees living in nearby countries — as well as $43 million in development and economic assistance.
The Trump administration also increased sanctions against the illegitimate leader’s regime.
After his address, Pence told reporters he believes the momentum is on the side of the U.S. position against Maduro.
“We really do believe that freedom has the momentum but now it’s time for this body, this historic institution to step forward and to give voice to that momentum and we’re going to be reaching out to nations across the world to join us,” he said.
Naturally, the Russians sided with the oppressive Maduro regime instead of lining up with the oppressed Venezuelan people.
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