US Vice President Mike Pence provided no details on a US plan to handle the political crisis in venezuela during a recent press conference, as, according to observers, it becomes increasingly apparent that Washington’s strategy to oust legitimate President Nicolas Maduro has stalled.
“The US will not stand idly by watching the venezuela situation unfold,” said Pence on Monday.
Speaking at a press conference at the Shultz Center in Jacksonville, California, Pence called the situation in Venezuela a “tragedy,” but declared out that it is due to Maduro’s “drive by the dictatorship and socialism”.
According to Pence, Maduro has “no legitimate claim to power” and “must go.”
Exactly one year ago, on 20 May 2018, Maduro was elected the President of Venezuela. The opposition refused to accept the outcome.
Pence noted that US President Donald Trump has “led a coalition of 50 nations” who recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as an “interim president” of Venezuela. The US “continued to bring economic and diplomatic pressure” on Venezuela and “its patrons” in Cuba.
When asked about the possibility of a military invasion, Pence repeated a favorite mantra of the White House, saying that “all options are on the table.”
“All options are on the table. The United States is not going to stand idly by while Venezuela continues to collapse into tyranny and deprivation,” he said.
According to Pence, three million…