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Rubio: President Biden’s Action to Release Saab is Shameless

Dec 20, 2023 | Comunicados de prensa, Press Releases

In July 2019, Alex Saab, a Colombian money launderer, was charged for his role in a bribery scheme for the criminal Maduro narco-regime. 

President Biden has granted another concession to Maduro with the release of Saab. As we have witnessed throughout this administration, this will only incentivize tyrants to continue to hold Americans hostage. 

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a statement following the official announcement. 

  • “President Biden’s actions to reward the taking of American hostages by first lifting sanctions, releasing Maduro’s nephews, and now Alex Saab is shameless. Saab is the architect of Maduro’s corruption and money laundering operation that deprived resources from the people of Venezuela. Unfortunately, this exchange will only embolden dictators to kidnap more Americans. 
  • “A concession-only approach towards a narco-dictator, whose only aspiration is to maintain his illegal grip on power, is doomed to fail and weakens U.S. foreign policy. There must be a real effort from this administration to advocate for free, multiparty, transparent and internationally observed elections in Venezuela.”