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Sanders has refused to label Nicolas Maduro a dictator, or Juan Guaidó as the nation’s interim president — and it could cost him Florida.
“He is not going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party. He has demonstrated again that he does not understand this situation,” Miami Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala told POLITICO. “I absolutely disagree with his imprecision in not saying Maduro must go.”
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Of course, many potential candidates have yet to weigh in on the matter, but both Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken the lead in condemning Maduro’s rule. Even the oft-taunted Elizabeth Warren agreed with President Trump on his stance against the Venezuelan dictator.
Sanders minced around the questions in a Tuesday interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos. Asked whether he recognized Guaidó as the legitimate leader of the country, the Vermont senator offered a simple “no.” Ramos then asked Sanders whether he considered Maduro a dictator, and whether he should step down. Sanders refused to answer.
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Still, “I think clearly he has been very, very abusive,” Sanders said. “That is a decision of the Venezuelan people, so I think, Jorge, there’s got to be a free and fair election. But what must not happen is...
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