VPOTUS travel #7: VP takes questions

VPOTUS travel #7: VP takes questions
*From:* Rogers, Katie <katie.rogers@nytimes.com>
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:20 PM
*Subject:* [EXTERNAL] VPOTUS travel #7: VP takes questions

United Nations

VP took several questions from media following his speech. He said the US
team is working to introduce a resolution that would revoke the credentials
of Venezuela’s UN ambassador.

When asked what made him think the US had the support to do such a thing,
VP said he thinks “momentum is on the side of freedom.”

VP, when asked if the administration had a red line on Russia’s involvement
in the Western Hemisphere/Venezuela, VP reiterated that Russia and other
countries like Iran have no place being involved. “They should step aside,”
he said.

Reporters also shouted questions at the VP asking whether he believes being
gay is a choice. He did not answer. When another reporter shouted that the
US currently has no UN ambassador, he did not answer.

Rolling to lunch at 12:15. Location for fundraising lunch is Club 101, a
members only club in NYC. He should be here for just over an hour. Pooler
holding in a Starbucks.

Other quotes –

“It is time for the United Nations to act,” VP said, adding that “Failed
states know no boundaries.”

“We call on the United Nations to speak with one voice,” he said. “Today we
call on the United Nations to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s
representative in the United Nations.”


Katie Rogers
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
(646) 584-6589

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