The United States congratulated Guaido on being re-elected as speaker and said it condemned the failed efforts of the former Maduro regime to negate the will of the democratically elected National Assembly.
Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature suspended its session Tuesday after the Supreme Court declared it null and void on grounds that the new speaker defied the judiciary by swearing in three banned lawmakers.
Venezuela's highest court on Wednesday effectively blocked the two-thirds majority that the opposition won in this month's landmark legislative elections by suspending the inauguration of three incoming lawmakers.
A U.S. federal judge has postponed until next month a hearing in the drug smuggling case of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady. The hearing will now take place just days before Venezuelans go to the polls.
More than 150 U.S. and Latin American lawmakers sent a letter to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Wednesday, urging him to let international observers monitor the country's crucial Dec. 6 legislative elections.