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CBC Issues Statement Regarding The Death Of Haitian President Moïse

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Washington, August 8, 2021 | comments

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

July 8, 2021

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CBC Issues Statement Regarding The Death Of Haitian President Moïse

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), issued the following statement in response to the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse:

 

“On behalf of the CBC, I extend my condolences to the family of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and keep first lady Martine Moïse in our prayers for a speedy recovery. Sadly, yesterday’s events are a culmination of the rising level of violence that has plagued Haiti for the last several years. The Congressional Black Caucus joins with the Biden-Harris Administration in pledging our support to the Haitian people.”

 

Members of the CBC also joined with Chairman and CBC Member Gregory Meeks (NY-05) in pledging support and assistance to Haiti.

 

“As the Haitian people confront this crisis, it is incumbent on the United States and our partners in the international community to work with a broad swathe of Haitian civil society and political groups to ensure that all voices are heard and that the current challenges on the ground do not further spiral out of control,” said Chairman Meeks. “I urge the Haitian government to maintain peace, calm, and respect for human rights.”

 

Chairman Meeks continued, “My colleagues and I stand ready to assist the Haitian government in investigating and holding the perpetrators of this tragic attack accountable. I categorically reject this act of violence and urge the acting government to preserve constitutional order and ensure a peaceful transition of power.”

 

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