'It Doesn't Fit Their Narrative': Campos-Duffy Blasts Dems, Hollywood's Silence on Venezuela
Fox Nation host Rachel Campos-Duffy weighed in Monday on the relative silence from Democrats on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, where socialist President Nicolas Maduro is under increasing pressure to resign.
As Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Colombian capital for talks, including with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on how to oust Maduro, Campos-Duffy noted on "Fox & Friends" that no one mentioned the crisis during Sunday night's Oscars.
"The biggest humanitarian crisis in our hemisphere wasn't mentioned once by these hypocrites," said Campos-Duffy, arguing Democrats and Hollywood do not want to talk about Venezuela because it "doesn't fit their narrative."
She said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other liberals, like freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, do not want people to understand the effects of socialist policies.
Forces loyal to Maduro fired tear gas and buckshot on activists who were accompanying supplies from Colombia, setting the material on fire.
Four people have been reported killed and at least 300 wounded, AP reported. Earlier on the show, a man who fled Venezuela with his family called on the Trump administration to grant temporary protected status to those who could face deportation back to the country.
Daniel Di Martino fled the country and is now studying economics at Indiana University. He said Colombia and Brazil must intervene militarily, in coordination with the U.S., to oust Maduro once and for all.
He argued that parts of the Green New Deal, recently introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, remind him of the policies enacted by Hugo Chavez and his successor, Maduro.
Di Martino said Venezuelans were told for years that the country would not turn out like Cuba, but it's now even "less free."