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Sens. Nelson, Rubio to join Thursday to discuss Venezuela crisis

by George Bennett | April 16th, 2014

Nelson in West Palm Beach today.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will appear together at a restaurant in Doral on Thursday to show solidarity with members of the Venezuelan community while the country’s leftist government continues its crackdown on dissent.

“Sen. Rubio and I have cosponsored a number of resolutions, we have written letters as well and we have a very similar opinion about what should be the posture of the United States (toward) this very repressive regime in Venezuela that is allowing its own people to be killed by these, in essence, paramilitaries or authorized gangs,” Nelson said today while stopping by his field office in West Palm Beach City Hall.

“We want to see economic sanctions clamp down, severe ones, on the repressive and dictatorial government of Venezuela,” Nelson said.

“Sen. Rubio and I, on this issue, there is no daylight between us and one of the surprises you’ll see in the interaction between us in the press conference, you think that Democrats and Republicans don’t get along, Sen. Rubio and I get along very, very well and so much of what we do you never see, for example, the selection of federal judges…It is a pleasure to deal with Sen. Rubio on a lot of the everyday detailed stuff that we do in the U.S. Senate.”

For all his pleasurable dealings with Rubio, Nelson said he had no insight into whether Rubio will launch a 2016 presidential bid.

“I don’t know” if Rubio will run, said Nelson, who’s a big Hillary Clinton fan. “I’m going to leave that to others. Really, when it comes to the presidential race I think it’s clear that we’re going to have the first woman president and what an incredible talent she is and we’re going to be fortunate to have her as our president.”

9 Responses to “Sens. Nelson, Rubio to join Thursday to discuss Venezuela crisis”

  1. Panhandlemom Says:

    What might be more helpful is if we had more than one insurance company to choose from. Wasn’t that the point? BCBS is the only company in Florida and their rates have more than doubled since ACA took effect. It’s just plain out extortion and NOT what the ACA envisioned. That’s why they won’t expand Medicaid or go to a single payer.

  2. Nelson=HIGHER Taxes for PBC Says:

    Bill Nelson is seeking to have PBC residents pay for MORE healthcare costs by asking the APPOINTED (not elected) healthcare district in PBC to be able to RAISE TAXES!

    It’s time to get rid of Democrats in Palm Beach County.

    When one has a county commission dominated by democrats and congressional districts dominated by ENTRENCHED democrats (redraw the lines of these districts!) the county resident WILL BE TAXED more than other counties.

    It’s time for the western communities to form its own county, as the commissioners only care about everything east of I95.

    Hey, did you pay MORE taxes this year than last year?

    Are you paying nearly $4.00 per gallon for gas?

    Are your grocery bills higher?

    Thank the democrats.

    2014 – kick out Democrats!

  3. Annie Says:

    The Dems controlling PBC will NEVER go away, they will never stop calling names, never stop lying, never stop back room dealing…they will never play good with the other kids. So now, Republicans, do you get it? Do you know how to play back? GOP always sits back and scratches their heads and are so surprised that they lost an election. Amazing, don’t they get it at all? Play like the dems do… get tough and down like they do or else we will have Hillary as our President and for the next “8″ years it will be the same ole.

  4. Ted the Nimble Says:

    Bill Nelson is such a homo.

  5. nxigvlej Says:

    Or adam or edom, the name for the empty envelope.

  6. rzozjaip Says:

    Passing he too looked into the in this case, i.

  7. rgygsbln Says:

    Returned and hung desperately of my father.

  8. jgnyajur Says:

    He looked neither than to walk twelve or fourteen miles a day.

  9. zsiebzmi Says:

    Of lies with many different subjects, in almost all of which thepure Cerebral has some interest.

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