Governor Rick Scott today issued the following statement regarding Nicaragua.
Governor Scott said, “The violence by the government of President Daniel Ortega against his own citizens in Nicaragua cannot be tolerated. The U.S. Department of State did the right thing by removing Americans from the embassy in Managua who were in danger by this corrupt regime that continues to deny its citizens basic human rights. The United States must stand for justice and democracy and we must do our part to help those who are subject to injustice and government corruption.
“In 2016, Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sponsored, with seven members of the Florida congressional delegation co-sponsoring, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act, which passed the U.S. House unanimously. This Act seeks to implement economic restrictions on Nicaragua until they stop the unacceptable behavior of the Ortega regime. Similar to how we have put the tyrannical Maduro regime in Venezuela on notice in Florida, we must take a stand against this corrupt regime. I urge Congress to take action to pass this Act and send a clear message that the injustices the Nicaraguan people are enduring will not be tolerated by the United States.”