Rep. Pete Sessions visited Venezuela to meet with socialist President Nicolas Maduro, which has led to democrats concocting a bevy of conspiracy theories. Many suggest that a gun control measure he helped block is the reason for the sudden attack.
Leftists are perplexed over the meeting for a variety of reasons, all of which largely surround why he met privately with leaders of the socialist nation.
Caroline Booth, a spokeswoman for the Dallas, Texas congressman, said the secret trip was in relation to Sessions‘ previous work to “resolve issues” in the South American nation.
She said the trip has been well-documented and discussed at length, smacking down fabricated conspiracies by liberals.
Eyebrows have also been raised, given the trip to Maduro’s depleted nation is actively seeking to prevent President Donald Trump from imposing oil sanctions on the nation.
The United States is considering slapping Venezuela with a round of crippling sanctions amid the nation’s numerous human rights violations.
While the trip was not paid for by U.S. taxpayers and the State Department played no role in organizing it, lawmakers are struggling to understand the meeting — especially given the timing.
A U.S. official with knowledge of Sessions’ trip agreed to give details to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on the condition of anonymity, which may imply unethical and/or possible illegal actions occurred.
Lawmakers are reportedly looking into whether Sessions has a history of voting in favor of actions and policies that may have benefited Venezuela.
He recently voted in favor of a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives allowing the Trump administration to build a coalition with international partners to support a humanitarian package for Venezuela.
With Venezuela’s government run by a corrupt leader and the nation on the verge of total economic collapse, liberals are suggesting his meeting was unethical or illegal.