PressTV-US not ruling out military action in Venezuela

US President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff has refused to rule out military action in Venezuela in the midst of a political crisis there.

“I don’t think any president of any party who is doing his or her job would be doing the job properly if they took anything off the table,” Mick Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the president of the United States is looking at this extraordinarily closely.”

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney follows US President Donald Trump to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham also said that President Trump brought up the idea of military action in Venezuela in a conversation with him earlier this month.

“Well, you need to go slow on that, that could be problematic,” Graham recalled saying to Trump, according to Axios. Trump reportedly replied, “well, I’m surprised, you want…

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