Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Call on Maduro to Release Citgo 6 Immediately
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today issued the following statement calling on the Maduro regime to release the six Citgo executives, five of whom are Texans, who were detained in November 2017:
"Every day that passes for these families without their loved ones is excruciating. The six men have been held in deteriorating conditions, made worse by the fact the Venezuelan government has denied them a trial and contact with the U.S. State Department. We are gravely concerned for their health and safety as they continue to be used as political pawns by an illegitimate government. We call for their immediate release and safe return to their families in Texas and Louisiana. Until then, we will continue to work with the Administration to ensure these aggressive actions by the Maduro regime are met with the appropriate action."