Corker Decries Venezuelan Supreme Court Assuming Legislative Power “The Supreme Court’s attempt to usurp legislature authority is outrageous and violates established principles of democracy that are shared throughout the region,” said Corker.
PoliticalNews.me - Apr 01,2017 - Corker Decries Venezuelan Supreme Court Assuming Legislative Power
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, decried the Venezuelan Supreme Court for assuming legislative authority that he blamed on President Nicolas Maduro as an effort to consolidate power.
“The Supreme Court’s attempt to usurp legislature authority is outrageous and violates established principles of democracy that are shared throughout the region,” said Corker. “The U.S. and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean need to decide how to respond to Maduro’s power grab and work to restore democratic order so Venezuela can get back on a path to hold elections.”
A key leader on our nation’s fiscal challenges, Bob is one of the few members of Congress to put pen to paper and produce a bill that would set our country on a path to fiscal solvency. As one of the most fiscally conservative members of Congress, he continues to fight against Washington’s all too common practice of “generational theft.”
Recognizing the important impact U.S. leadership and diplomacy abroad can have on our economy and national security, Bob also is an active leader on the Foreign Relations Committee. Since taking office in 2007, he has visited more than 70 countries to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic relationships between the U.S. and other nations, and in 2015, his colleagues elected him chairman. As the lead Republican on the committee, Corker works with his colleagues to set the committee agenda and help carry out legislative and oversight responsibilities.