Congressman French Hill Urges Administration to Address Ongoing Crisis in Venezuela

WASHINGTON – Congressman French Hill (AR-02) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and Interim Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) Kevin Sullivan, calling for immediate action regarding the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. He issued the following statement:

“Right now, Venezuela faces the worst economic, political, and human rights situation in its country’s history. President Nicolás Maduro’s government has been violently clashing with protesters for weeks, underscoring Sunday’s dramatic vote by eight million Venezuelans to create a constitutional assembly. For too long, the United States has abdicated its role in the region, standing by as a witness to the current crisis in Venezuela. Now is the time for the United States to reengage with the countries in our own backyard, and not sit idly by as Venezuela falls into further chaos.”