Lawmakers seek solutions in Venezuela, Iran

CQ on Congress podcast, Episode 153

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) shakes hands with Carlos Vecchio (3rd L), a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, outside the West Wing of the White House after a meeting January 29, 2019, in Washington, DC. The Trump Administration has imposed sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil company in order to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to give up his power and step down. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell criticizes President Trump’s strategy to oust Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and touts a broad-based, multi-national diplomatic campaign as an alternative. And CQ Roll Call’s foreign policy reporter Rachel Oswald explains why Republicans in Congress are keeping military action on the table, both when it comes to Venezuela, and in Iran, which has lately caused alarm by reportedly arming its boats in the Persian Gulf with missiles.


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