UPDATED 1:00 PM PT — Sun. Feb. 17, 2019
Senator Marco Rubio arrived in Colombia to advance the delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
In a tweet on Sunday, the Florida Republican said he plans to oversee the arrival of humanitarian shipments to the Venezuelan border.
He also said the organization of American states and the Colombian government – along with the U.S. – stand together with the people of Venezuela.
I am at the @USAID facility in Cúcuta, Colombia. We have over 300 metric tons of food & medicine ready to deliver to the suffering people inside #Venezuela. #MaduroCrimeFamily is doing everything they can to keep this from reaching their own people. This is pure evil. pic.twitter.com/ubPdzCjDJ1
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) February 17, 2019
Rubio is set to meet with Colombian and Venezuelan officials to discuss ways to get aid into Venezuela.
This comes as the Maduro Regime continues to block deliveries of aid out of fear of a military invasion.
Meanwhile, Venezuela’s self-declared interim President Juan Guaido pledged to bypass the Maduro blockade and get aid into the country.