Rep. Engel: ‘Venezuela is Not a Socialist Country’; Rep. McCaul: Crisis ‘Highlights the Horrifying Impact of Socialism’

February 13, 2019 | 7:33 PM EST

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday dismissed as “a good soundbite” the notion that crisis in Venezuela is evidence of the failure of socialism, arguing that Venezuela under Nicolas Maduro is not a socialist state but a “kleptocracy.”