As a result of the narrow election win of current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the silencing of political opposition a group of U.S. Senators introduced a resolution supporting democracy in the country.
The group of Senators, that include Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, were reacting to the growing political polarization under Maduro’s administration. They are calling for a more open political system in Venezuela that includes a full audit and election ballot recount. Maduro has been opposed to a full count but did allow a limited recount that certified him as the winner on April 14.