Pompeo: Maduro ‘Is Not Someone Who Can Be Part of Venezuela’s Future’
POMPEO: “Oh, no. Not at all. This is the Venezuelan people attempting to reestablish their democracy. The United States has joined with them, we’ve supported the National Assembly’s choice. Juan Guaido is the interim president of the country. And as you know, these things sometimes have bumpy roads, to be sure, but Maduro can’t feel good. He’s ruling for the moment, but he can’t govern. There is enormous poverty, enormous starvation, sick children that can’t get medicine, Jonathan. This is not someone who can be part of Venezuela’s future.
And whether that change takes place today or tomorrow or a week from now, one can’t predict. Our mission is to work with a large coalition, now 50 countries-plus who are determined to restore democracy and then, ultimately, a productive economy to Venezuela.”