Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) prayed for regime change in Venezuela and help for its citizens at the Western Wall in Jerusalem while on a trip this week to Israel.
“Today, I visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem to pray for an end to Nicolás Maduro’s evil regime and genocide in #Venezuela,” tweeted the freshman senator on Wednesday.
Scott’s tweet came as Maduro said he wants to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump amid the economic and diplomatic pressure on Venezuela from the United States, which, along with more than 50 countries, recognize the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the country’s interim president.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) August 21, 2019
Officials from the United States and Maduro’s administration have reportedly held talks.
Scott has been in Israel this week meeting with officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Great meeting with my friend @netanyahu to discuss Israel’s strong relationship with the US.
I also expressed to him my support for his decision to not let anti-Semitic members of Congress to travel to Israel. pic.twitter.com/5uLBd8JmYt
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) August 22, 2019