Rep. Hice and GOP Colleagues to Biden: Bring Missionaries Home!
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) led 32 House Republican colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that the U.S. Government utilize all available resources to locate and rescue the seventeen missionaries abducted in Haiti on October 16, 2021.
“The President of the United States has a clear duty to protect Americans both at home and abroad. President Biden shamefully disregarded this duty when he abandoned hundreds of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan,” said Congressman Hice. “Now, more Americans are in peril, and it’s President Biden’s responsibility to bring these missionaries home. Our country has lost faith in Biden’s commitment to safeguarding Americans, and my colleagues and I demand that he utilizes every resource of the U.S. government to rescue our citizens abducted in Haiti. It’s more important now than ever to demonstrate on the world stage that America will always protect its citizens.”
Cosigners: Reps. Rick W. Allen, Brian Babin, Dan Bishop, Lauren Boebert, Mike Bost, Michael Cloud, Andrew Clyde, Warren Davidson, Bob Gibbs, Louie Gohmert, Bob Good, Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., Glenn Grothman, Diana Harshbarger, Darrell Issa, Bill Johnson, Doug Lamborn, Jake LaTurner, Debbie Lesko, Barry Loudermilk, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Gregory F. Murphy, M.D., Scott Perry, Bill Posey, Guy Reschenthaler, Tom Rice, Chip Roy, Maria Elvira Salazar, Jeff Van Drew, Michael Waltz, Daniel Webster, Chris Stewart
Full text of the letter can be found here.
Background: On October 16, 2021, the “400 Mawozo” gang abducted a group of 17 Christian missionaries – including 5 children – who were working in Haiti on behalf of Christian Aid Ministries. The gang has grown infamous for mass kidnappings, including the abduction of several Catholic priests and nuns earlier this year. They are currently holding these missionaries hostage for $17 million, or $1 million per person. The Biden Administration embarrassed America on the world stage by abandoning U.S. citizens during his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Mr. Hice and his colleagues are demanding President Biden take swift action executing a successful rescue operation, however possible.
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