Fla. Dems, RNC Latinos slam Bernie Sanders for hair-raising comments on Venezuela, dictator Maduro

 

Democrats are turning on Senator Bernie Sanders because of his non-interventionist foreign policy position. (file photos)
Democrats are turning on Senator Bernie Sanders because he’s not a rabid war-monger like the rest of his party. (file photos)

Democrats are already undermining Senator Bernie Sanders — who’s running for president — because he refuses to call for Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to step down in favor of Venezuela’s assembly leader, Juan Guaidó.

Guaido has been recognized by 65 nations, including the United States, as the legitimate president of the flailing South American nation.

Bernie Does Not Recognize Juan Guaido Presidency

But Sanders told Univision that he does not recognize Juan Guaidó as the duly-elected president of Venezuela, saying he’s concerned that the nation’s recent election was fraudulent.

Sanders also recognized that Maduro has been “very, very abusive,” but stopped short of calling for his ousting.

“There are serious questions about the recent election. There are many people who feel it was a fraudulent election. I think clearly (Maduro) has been very, very abusive. That is a decision of the Venezuelan people, so there’s got to be a free and fair election.

But the United States must not use military force and intervene again — as it has done in the past in Latin America, whether it was Chile or Brazil or the Dominican Republic or Guatemala.

The United States has got to work with the international community to make sure that there is a free and fair election in Venezuela.”

 

GOP Rips Sanders for Championing Socialism

RNC Latinos responded by slamming Bernie Sanders for his continued support of socialism — a failed ideology that has caused the once-thriving Venezuelan economy to crater into poverty.

“No matter how many interviews he does with Latino media outlets, it does not change the fact that Sen. Bernie Sanders embraces socialism at home and abroad. Our community will always reject socialism, whether it is in Cuba, Nicaragua, or Venezuela.”

Meanwhile, Democrats are rejecting Sanders as their nominee, presumably because he’s a white male. And that goes against the party’s race-baiting, identity politics-driven agenda.

This is what the Democrats want as the future of its party:

Sanders Opposes Leftist War-Mongering

Democrat Congresswoman Donna Shalala of Florida blasted Bernie Sanders for his implicit support of dictator Nicolas Maduro. Shalala further insisted that Sanders will not win the Democrat primary election, so no one should listen to him anyway.

“He is not going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party,” Shalala told Politico. “He has demonstrated again that he does not understand this situation. I absolutely disagree with his imprecision in not saying Maduro must go.”

Sanders’ non-interventionist stance puts him at odds with the globalist, saber-rattling war mongers in the Democrat Party.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, former vide president Joe Biden, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have all denounced Maduro and said the US must oust him.

Interestingly, Bernie Sanders’ non-interventionist stance is more similar to Republican President Donald Trump than the Democrat Party, which never saw a foreign war it didn’t want the United States to jump into.

Venezuelans: Don’t Bring Socialism to US

While the Democrat Party has veered to the far-left by openly embracing socialism and government dependency, Venezuelans are horrified by the idea of bringing socialism to the United States.

One Venezuelan at a recent Venezuelan Freedom rally in Washington, D.C. said: “You do not ever want anything close to socialism. People are eating from trash cans in the streets, so how has socialism helped?”

Another, whose family is still suffering in Venezuela, chimed in: “No Venezuelan can like socialism, because we’ve seen it put in place.”

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a financial editor who writes about politics at BizPac Review, about business at CCN, and general news at HVY. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at Samantha_Chang.
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