National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the United States will form “as broad a coalition” as possible to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Bolton went on to call for a “completely democratic hemisphere.”
“I’d like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace Maduro, to replace the whole corrupt regime,” Bolton told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “That’s what we’re trying to do.”
The self-defeating and dangerous John Bolton (this time, on #Venezuela):
“In this administration we’re not afraid to use the phrase Monroe Doctrine.”
Also says this having just said US wants as broad a coalition as possible to oust Maduro. Reviving Monroe Doctrine won’t do that pic.twitter.com/cFKuz8TKrk
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) March 3, 2019
Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declaring himself interim president last month, the Donald Trump administration threw its support behind the self-declared leader. While several Latin American countries followed the US line, efforts to drum up international support against Maduro have thus far proven unsuccessful. A US resolution condemning Maduro and calling for fresh elections in Venezuela was defeated last week, and Maduro remains in control.
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