Uit een persconferentie van 13 februari:
Verslaggever: President Maduro last night went on the air and said that they had arrested multiple people who were allegedly behind a coup that was backed by the United States. What is your response?
BuZa-woordvoerder Jen Psaki: These latest accusations, like all previous such accusations, are ludicrous. As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by nonconstitutional means. […]
AP-verslaggever Matt Lee: Sorry. The U.S. has—whoa, whoa, whoa—the U.S. has a long-standing practice of not promoting—what did you say? How long-standing is that? I would—in particular in South and Latin America, that is not a long-standing practice.
Psaki: Well, my point here, Matt, without getting into history—
Lee: Not in this case.
Psaki: —is that we do not support, we have no involvement with, and these are ludicrous accusations.
Lee: In this specific case.