National Security advisor H.R. McMaster at the WH press briefing today called what Maduro has done in Venezuela a seizure of absolute power through a sham election
TRUMP ADM. WILL IMPOSE SANCTIONS
CBS News Reported:
The Trump administration announced the U.S. will impose financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The move comes after Venezuela held a weekend election that will give Maduro's ruling party virtually unlimited power in the South American country.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the sanctions against Maduro in a brief statement on Monday, a day after the Venezuelan vote to elect a constituent assembly that will rewrite the constitution.
"Yesterday's illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people. By sanctioning Maduro, the United States makes clear our opposition to the politics of his regime and our support for the people of Venezuela who seek to return their country to a full and prosperous democracy," said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a statement.
McMaster today blasts Maduro for a phony election
"Maduro is not just a bad leader, he is now a dictator. The United States stands with the people of Venezuela." - H. R. McMaster pic.twitter.com/SpqX5pIPPe— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) July 31, 2017
CBS: Maduro now has full control of the assembly and power to rewrite the Constitution