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Bipartisan Venezuela legislation fizzles over use of military force
Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are in a stand-off over whether the resolution should prohibit the use of military force.
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:29 PM CST
By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Josh Lederman



WASHINGTON — A Senate resolution to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, once expected to get unanimous support, has been torpedoed by a disagreement over the use of military force, according to aides and senators working on the issue.

Despite widespread support in the Senate for the Trump administration’s decision to denounce Nicolas Maduro and support Guaido, the sense-of-the-Senate resolution is unlikely to ever be introduced because Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are in a stand-off over whether it should explicitly disapprove of any potential use of the U.S. military in the struggling country.

Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has applauded Rubio’s ability to influence the administration to take a strong position on Venezuela, but the two are in deep disagreement on how involved the United States should be.

Read more at: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/bipartisan-venezuela-legislation-fizzles-over-use-military-force-n968581

Senator Menendez at this time, does not want a bill that authorizes military force in this matter. Surprise, surprise, he might be right.  I think a lot of people would be wary of actual military force being used in Venezuela. Needed in case, the regime starts slaughtering their own people with the military?

Read article for more, exact quotes from the Senators.
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