VP Pence delivers message of support for Venezuelan people protesting Maduro

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:51 AM PT — Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence recently delivered a message of support and encouragement to the Venezuelan people protesting the regime of socialist president Nicolas Maduro.

In a video released Tuesday, the vice president asserted the Venezuelan people have the “unwavering” support of the U.S. He proceeded to condemn Maduro as a “dictator with no legitimate claim to power,” and called the opposition-led national assembly the last vestige of democracy in the country.

Pence then praised National Assembly President Juan Guaido for calling for a transitional government to be established.

In this Jan. 11, 2019 photo, Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela. The head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress says that with the nation’s backing he’s ready to take on Nicolas Maduro’s presidential powers and call new elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Guaido has recently been garnering support throughout the nation for Wednesday’s protest, which is being called a “national march.”

Vice President Pence reiterated the American people’s commitment to seeing democracy prevail.

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