U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stated that the country "must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups."
The United States Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders stood apart from President Donald Trump in a tweet thread, about the situation in Venezuela, demanding him to stop "intervening in Latin American Nations," while recently-elected Congresswoman Ilhan Omar echoed a similar sentiment and slammed the U.S. harsh economic sanctions against Venezuela.
The statements from Senator Sanders come after U.S. President Donald Trump supported the unconstitutional and illegal actions of the Venezuelan right-wing who is supporting the self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido.
"We (the U.S.) must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups," U.S. senator Sanders stated, before admitting that the northern country has plotted and actively taken part in coups d'etat "in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil & the DR."
He also recognized the United States' interventionism in the Latin American region, referred to by several analyst and politicians as the United States "backyard." Sanders wrote that "the US has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American nations."
But we must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups—as we have in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil & the DR. The US has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American nations; we must not go down that road again. 3/3— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) 24 de enero de 2019
In his Twitter thread, Senator Sanders voiced criticism against the Bolivarian government of constitutional and democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro. Arguing that "the United States should support the rule of law, fair elections and self-determination for the Venezuelan people."
However, the Democrat representative concluded his message by urging that the country stops its now normalized interventionist practices, "we must not go down that road again," he stated.
Meanwhile, Ihan Omar also rejected Trump's stance on Venezuela and called the events a "coup" while demanding an end to U.S. sanctions.
"If we really want to support the Venezuelan people, we can lift the economic sanctions that are inflicting suffering on innocent families, making it harder for them to access food and medicines, and deepening the economic crisis," Omar said in a tweet Thursday. "
We should support dialogue, not a coup!"