Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the political situation in Venezuela and reports of civilian casualties.
“The people of Venezuela are in our thoughts and prayers as they engage in a painful and difficult fight for democracy. The Venezuelan Constitution is clear. Interim President Juan Guaidó is the legitimate leader of Venezuela and is so recognized by the United States and the international community. I urge Maduro to step down and end the senseless killing of his own civilians, who yearn for nothing more than freedom and a better tomorrow.”