[Ed. – I wouldn’t necessarily frame my skepticism in Showalter’s terms. But she’s got a point. On its face, this is weird.]
Claiming he was just trying to free Josh Holt, a devout young Mormon from Utah held hostage by Venezuela’s Maduro regime on phony charges, left-wing Illinois Democratic senator Dick Durbin isn’t exactly credible about his real mission in his secret visit to Caracas this past week.
Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas-based Republican, isn’t exactly believable, either, given that he called his secret trip with Durbin “a peace mission” to Caracas last week. …
[W]hat could the two of them have actually been up to in the trip they took together to the socialist shambles of Venezuela last week that they didn’t want anyone to know about? Sessions wanted not even the State Department to know about it, keeping State out of his meeting with Maduro, probably because the people there are a leaky, partisan bunch. And instead of using congressional funds for this trip, they paid for it themselves.
It just doesn’t add up.