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Sen. Rick Scott Wants The U.S. Military To Deliver Aid In Venezuela

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Miami Herald Archive
Then-Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the media after a 2017 Venezuelan ‘Freedom Rally’ in Doral.";s:

After Nicolas Maduro blocked humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela in February, the U.S. and others responded with sanctions. But nearly two months later, much of the aid continues to sit at the Venezuela-Colombia border.

Now, Florida Sen. Rick Scott is urging the U.S. military to get involved in getting aid across the border, after unarmed trucks manned by supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó were blocked by Maduro on February 23./p>

“There is only one option left to get aid to the people of Venezuela. It is something that no one is willing to talk about,” Scott said at a Thursday morning speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. “It is becoming clear that we will have to consider the use of American military assets to deliver aid. Maduro and his thugs have left us no choice.”

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald