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ICYMI: Rubio: Begging Maduro’s Venezuela for Oil Is Weak

Mar 10, 2022 | Press Releases

Begging Venezuela’s Maduro for oil is weak. Ramp up US production to undercut Russia
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) 
March 10, 2022
The Miami Herald

… It was just a few short years ago that the world recognized the horrors of [illegitimate narco-dictator Nicolás] Maduro’s Venezuela. And thanks to the leadership of then-President Donald Trump, nearly 60 nations recognized Juan Guaidó as the country’s rightful interim president. 

But now, with soaring global oil prices, President Biden is turning his back on Venezuela’s interim government, those who died fighting for freedom and democracy in Venezuela, and all of those who still suffer under Maduro’s rule. 

This past weekend, a U.S. delegation snuck down to Caracas to negotiate lifting sanctions on Venezuelan oil in exchange for Maduro’s promise to cut ties with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin….

Allowing Venezuela’s narco-dictator to reenter the global oil market will not reduce prices here at home — it would only finance Maduro’s illegitimate grip on power and perpetuate his horrific crimes against the Venezuelan people. To prevent this terrible deal from going through, I will introduce legislation this week that would prohibit the importation of energy resources from Venezuela. 

Instead of swapping out the oil of one dictator for that of another, the easiest and most obvious way to undercut Russia’s campaign of human slaughter would be to increase oil and natural gas production in the United States…. But President Biden will not do that, because he prioritizes the Democratic Party’s far-left agenda over the needs of the American people….

Joe Biden’s task as president is simple: defend and advance our national interests. But instead of doing that, he is capitulating to narrow partisan pressure and propping up dictatorships around the world. It is a fundamentally flawed approach, one that I hope Congress will address by passing my bill….

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