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The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday morning that the U.S. military may have to intervene in Venezuela if Russia places weapons there.
“I think that it could happen,” Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told the Defense Writers Group. “You’ve got a guy down there that is killing everybody. You could have him put together a base that Russia would have on our hemisphere. And if those things happen, it may be to the point where we’ll have to intervene with troops and respond.”
The article goes on to state the following:
When asked by The Hill after the breakfast roundtable what type of military action he thinks is appropriate, Inhofe said, “Whatever is necessary should they bring in some armaments on our hemisphere that would be, in the smart people’s opinion, something that would be a threat to the United States of America. Then we have to take whatever action necessary to stop them from doing that.”
President Trump has repeatedly floated the possibility of using U.S. forces to push out illegitimate president Nicolás Maduro. Earlier this month, he said U.S. military intervention in the country is an “option.”
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