Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, today condemned the ongoing human rights abuses in Venezuela and the seizure of a General Motors production facility; he urged President Trump to stand with the Venezuelan people who are resisting Maduro's tyranny.  DeSantis previously introduced a resolution encouraging President Trump to consider targeted sanctions against government officials.

“President Nicolás Maduro will leave behind a disgraceful legacy tarnished by his repeated abuses of power and an economic crisis precipitated by his socialist policies,” DeSantis said. “The seizure of General Motors assets is a naked abuse of government power that is fully consistent with the repeated behavior of Maduro and the socialist government of Venezuela. I urge President Trump to pursue additional sanctions, as well as other appropriate measures, to hold Maduro accountable and to give hope to the people suffering under Maduro's tyrannical yoke."