For some reason, the media have been reticent about who the 14 members of Congress were who opposed sanctions on Venezuela’s castroite Chavista regime. They passed, by a wimpy voice vote, but a letter shows that there were 14 members of the House on record as opposing them.
The House sanctions in question weren’t the good kind, the kind that really bite down hard on the Chavista cash stream, as would happen if the U.S. were to cut off Venezuelan oil and freeze all Venezuelan assets in the U.S. No, they were the mild kind, targeted only at particular Chavista thugs who sought visas for Disneyworld and Miami shopping trips, after a hard day beating dissidents and gassing neighborhoods in Caraccas. That’s all that was on the line – and incredibly, 14 members of Congress opposed even that.
Of course it was a vile position to take – which is why it was a creepy thing to see the mainstream media leave off the names of the 14 on their reports, save for John Conyers, who were against these sanctions. Why leave the names off?
Have been looking for two days for these names, because with such an unpopular position, it’s pretty obvious that Favors Were Called and certain members of the House didn’t particularly want their voters to know it.
Sure enough, that’s what it looks like, now that the letter is out. The International Herald Tribune found it, and posted it, and, for good measure, noted that quite a few of these signatories had been to Cuba.
We now know who has their marching orders.