Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez push Trump for tougher Venezuela sanctions

Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez push Trump for tougher Venezuela sanctions


By:  Joel Gehrke
Washington Examiner

 

President Trump needs to increase pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, according to a pair of senators worried about drug trafficking and terrorism in the troubled country.

“It is clear that the United States can — and should — do more to increase international pressure against Maduro and his cronies,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., wrote in a letter to Trump.

“We also respectfully request you to direct Ambassador Nikki Haley to call for the United Nations Security Council to hold an emergency session or related meeting on Venezuela, and for the United Nations to create a special envoy for Venezuela to monitor and address these issues,” they wrote.

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