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Congresswoman Plasket Releases Statement on Assassination of Haitian President Moise

President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti (Wikipedia)

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett issued this statement on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse:

“Today we learned of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the attack on First Lady Martine Moïse. I share my deep condolences with their families and to the people of Haiti.

“President Moise was assassinated in his home at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. In recent years, I have been concerned about the rise of violence and ongoing political instability in Haiti. This heinous act will further exacerbate the political crisis in the country.

“I urge a thorough and independent investigation of President Moise’s assassination, and those responsible for the assassination and attack need to be brought to justice. My team and I are closely following the events in Haiti. I stand by my colleagues in support of Haiti’s quest for democracy and peace. I am hopeful that the United States will remain close allies with the people of Haiti and help protect their democracy.”

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