Vice-President Pence withheld the inauguration of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuelan President on Thursday for a second term as a "bill".
"The US does not recognize the unlawful outcome of a stolen election," Pence wrote on Twitter.
He added that the Trump government would "continue to insist on Venezuelans against Maduro's" corrupt regime until freedom and democracy prevail in Venezuela. "
The inauguration of dictator Maduro is a farce, the US does not acknowledge the wrongful outcome of a stolen election, and we will continue to oppose the people of Venezuela and the corrupt regime of Maduro until Venezuela has freedom and democracy! #Libertad https://t.co/Pa1zUnu5eq[19459003-VicePresident Mike Pence Trump threatens emergency declaration without agreement | Trump insists that the party is called for GOP senators to vote for House votes Reopening Treasury, IRS | WH Opposes Veto Threat Democrats Embark on a Beautiful New World with House Majority in Trump-era President Trump's fight against border security is the right one MORE (@ VP) January 10, 2019
following Maduro's election last May for another six-year term, the election was characterized by low turnout, boycott and irregularities in the Wa impaired.
The Trump government has taken a firm stand against Venezuela and Maduro and imposed sanctions on members of its inner circle and Venezuelan companies to isolate the country and put pressure on its leader.
Maduro has tried to increase power in the country, which is experiencing a worsening humanitarian and economic crisis. Widespread reports indicate that Venezuelans are struggling with poverty and hunger.
US. Officials have urged the Central American allies to increase pressure on Maduro to drive change.