Senator Young Calls for Hearing on U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today called on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold a hearing next week with key administration officials regarding use of military force in Venezuela. Senator Young has long been outspoken on the need for updated Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and Congressional approval of military activity. Senator Young issued the following statement:
“The brutal Maduro Regime has caused unspeakable suffering amongst the citizens in Venezuela and I commend the brave Venezuelans who are standing up for their freedom and for their basic human rights. However, I am concerned by reports of possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela.
“Given recent developments, I am calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to hold immediate hearings with key members of the administration next week to discuss their plans for Venezuela and to explain any plans to deploy U.S. forces to the country.”
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