Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gestures during a ceremony marking the 229th anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar, Venezuela's independence hero, at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

VIDEO: Journalists Challenge White House Spokesperson Who Says US Has “Long-standing Policy” Against Backing Coups

After Venezuela accused the United States of plotting another coup, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki rejected the claim as “ludicrous.” She said, “As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means.” The response from reporters may surprise you.

Sign Up For The Best Of MintPress, Delivered To Your Daily Inbox.

Sign up for our daily digest.