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U.S.Congresssional Delegation to Pay Respects to Hugo Chavez


diaz-balartCongressman Mario Diaz-Balart is saying that an official Congressional delegation will be dispatched to Venezuela to ‘pay respects’ to the late Dictator Hugo Chavez. Diaz-Balart told the Miami Herald and The Shark Tank that a small delegation representing the United States is slated to travel to the South American country.

 The Congressman questioned this move by his colleagues in the House of Representatives, and outlined that Chavez was ally of  Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

 Look, I guess some of them are probably already making plans if Ahamadinajad were to keel over tomorrow, they are probably already making airline reservations. -Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • http://SharkTank Dennis Parrott

    The U.S. Congress sends a delegation to pay respects to Chavez, a man who despised our country and supported terrorists. No delegation was sent to pay respects to Chris Kyle, an american hero who saved countless lives during his tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
    What is wrong with our leadership? This is not right.

  • jorge reyes

    Dear congress members…to be polite is good…to congratulate our enemies is high treason…

  • Greg

    A further waste of taxpayer money! At least it gets some congress critters out of the country for awhile!

  • anne

    sounds like a place to save a few bucks by not sending a delegation–particularly when there is no need to do so.

  • AmericaBeautiful

    Treason, thy name is Democommies who support dictators like Chavez.