Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis made the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s remarks at Florida International University today standing against the oppressive Maduro regime:
“The Venezuelan people continue to suffer in their ongoing struggle against the humanitarian crisis caused by the tyrannical rule of Nicolás Maduro. His dictatorship and socialist policies brought poverty and oppression to this once thriving country. I am proud that President Trump is making it clear that America stands with the people of Venezuela.
“Senators Rubio and Scott have been advocating on behalf of the people of Venezuela. I fully support the efforts by Florida leaders this past weekend to ensure aid like food and medicine is no longer blocked at the border by the Maduro regime and reaches those in need.
“As a state, we’ve already taken action. In 2017, I along with the other Trustees of the State Board of Administration signed a resolution to prohibit state investments connected with Venezuela. A few weeks ago, Governor DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing Interim President Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s sole legitimate leader. Florida stands in solidarity with those pursuing freedom, the restoration of human rights and a true democracy in Venezuela.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).