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Sun Jan 27, 2019, 12:07 PM

Mulvaney won't rule out military action in Venezuela [View all]

Source: Politico



By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS 01/27/2019 10:27 AM EST

Mick Mulvaney on Sunday refused to rule out U.S. military action to address unrest in Venezuela, following a week where President Donald Trump formally distanced the U.S. from the country's ruler, Nicolás Maduro, by declaring an opposition figure as Venezuela's true leader.

"I don't think any president of any party who is doing his or her job would be doing the job properly if they took anything off the table," the president’s acting chief of staff told Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts on “Fox News Sunday.“

"I think the president of the United States is looking at this extraordinarily closely."

Trump on Wednesday announced that he was recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the South American nation’s legitimate interim president, a move Canada, Brazil and several other countries also made. So far, the European Union has declined to follow suit, but on Saturday threatened "further actions" if a new presidential election were not announced in the coming days.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/27/mulvaney-military-action-venezuela-trump-1128613

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