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Rep. Waters Statement on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

July 7, 2021
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For Immediate Release: 
July 7, 2021

Media Contact: Marcus Frias
Marcus.Frias@mail.house.gov 

Rep. Waters Statement on Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Los Angeles – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services and longtime leader on U.S. – Haiti relations and friend of the Haitian people, issued the following statement after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

"I extend my thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti. The unfortunate assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, further exacerbates the ongoing political and constitutional crisis plaguing the country. Jovenel Moïse had been ruling Haiti by decree, and as of late, I have been very concerned about the increase in violence across the country under his rule. I am hopeful that the United States can be helpful during this critical time by cooperating with the people of Haiti to manage this crisis and assisting them as they try to move forward and establish a just, peaceful, and democratic government."

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