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.
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.
As the good people of Venezuela make your voices heard tomorrow, on behalf of the American people, we say: estamos con ustedes. We are with you. We stand with you, and we will stay with you until Democracy is restored and you reclaim your birthright of Libertad. pic.twitter.com/ThzIAqBoRn
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 22, 2019