Chairman Royce Statement on the Death of Hugo Chavez
Mar 5, 2013
Once again, an ill-advised statement by a ranking Republican aimed at embarrassing President Obama and whatever plans this Administration has in winning the hearts and minds of people around the world who long for the Democratic Way of life.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the death of Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez:
“Hugo Chavez was a tyrant who forced the people of Venezuela to live in fear. His death dents the alliance of anti-U.S. leftist leaders in South America. Good riddance to this dictator.
“Venezuela once had a strong democratic tradition and was close to the United States. Chavez’s death sets the stage for fresh elections. While not guaranteed, closer U.S. relations with his key country in our Hemisphere are now possible.”
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