GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, says the Trump administration’s decision to suspend oil export permits for Venezuela is “fake news.”
Kinzingers tweet on Sunday afternoon, “If we could have a meeting with the President, we could get the truth out to the American people.”
Kinzuingers tweet was retweeted over a thousand times.
The Hill reported that Kinzings statement came on the heels of a tweet by the Trump transition team, which said the decision to “end the export permit for Venezuela’s petroleum exports will not affect U.K. or European oil production.”
The transition team did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.
Kinzers tweet was quickly retweeted thousands of times.
Kinzes tweet was also shared over 400 times.
Trump administration pushed to end oil export permit in Venezuela “If the President is looking for real news he would ask me to meet with him, not the White House, because it is fake news,” Kinziger tweeted.
Kinziings tweets came after the administration announced Friday that it was ending the oil export ban for Venezuela.
The move is a step toward ending Venezuela’s economic crisis that has led to the country’s third-largest oil reserves being shut off.
The U.N. Security Council voted to approve a resolution Friday that requires the U,S.
to lift its embargo on Venezuelan oil, as part of a broader peace plan between the countries.
Venezuela and the U of S both voted against the resolution, but the U-S.
had to wait to hear its response.
U. S. President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, April 17, 2019.
This is a decision the President and his Administration have made based on facts and not politics, and we are committed to helping the Venezuelan folks.” “
As the Venezuelan people struggle with chronic shortages and economic crisis, they have the right to know that the United States stands with them.
This is a decision the President and his Administration have made based on facts and not politics, and we are committed to helping the Venezuelan folks.”
In February, the U.,S.
and Venezuela agreed to implement a $2.7 billion loan program to help the Venezuelan economy.
Kinzers tweet came as Kinzgers own state, Illinois, has already lost its export permit.
Kinzeers own state is the third-most dependent on Venezuelan exports, according to data from the U.-S.
Kinzos own state lost its oil export license on March 15, 2018.