Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic.
To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn't do it justice. This won't protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone.
Let’s be crystal clear—the only country “disputing” these waters is Turkey. These waters belong to Greece, and the State Department must unequivocally and publicly recognize that Turkey alone is responsible for the tension over them. ekathimerini.com/254977/article…..
Last month, the Senate passed my #HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct. But the #FightforFreedom is not over. Proud to stand with the people of #HongKong and their aspirations for a sovereign, democratic government. https://t.co/QIPduDKECh
BREAKING: The House just passed my bill to hold China accountable for its human rights violations against over 1M Uyghur Muslims held in camps, subjected to “reeducation campaigns”, forced labor & total surveillance.
China must take responsibility for these barbaric acts.
If Beijing abandons “One Country, Two Systems”, undermines the Basic Law, and violates its legal obligations under the Joint Declaration, the US policy response, as called for in the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, should be swift and clear.
I strongly condemn Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno Karabakh, yet another act of aggression supported by Turkey. The Trump Administration should suspend security assistance to Azerbaijan and engage through the OSCE Minsk Group to bring about a ceasefire. reuters.com/article/us-arm…..
If the NPC takes this step it will no longer be possible for anyone to pretend anymore that Beijing respects #HongKong's autonomy. cnn.com/2020/05/21/asi…..
BREAKING: Our resolution to recognize and commemorate the #ArmenianGenocide just passed the United States Senate. https://t.co/TVbaneuOaq
The U.S. Congress came together to lock arms with the people of #HongKong in pursuit of their legitimate aspirations for autonomy and against the erosion of their rights and democracy.
The Chinese government’s response? Punish pro-democracy orgs.
That says it all. twitter.com/Reuters/status…..
I join Zimbabweans in mourning those killed and injured protesting 2018’s flawed elections.
To those using political repression to maintain power and rob Zimbabwean citizens through grand corruption, I hope the message is clear: the party is over. af.reuters.com/article/topNew…..
Sikhs and Hindus are facing horrific violence from ISIS in Afghanistan. As the situation deteriorates, I urge the State Department to move quickly to provide emergency refugee protection status for those affected. nytimes.com/2020/03/25/wor…..
CHINA: Trump has failed to change China’s actions in the South China Sea, resolve our trade relationship, or address its worsening human rights and governance behavior—from the crackdown in #HongKong to the oppression of the Uighurs to China's growing econ/tech influence.
I strongly denounce #Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. I urge Erdogan to reverse course and restore Hagia Sophia’s remarkable legacy as a museum for people of all faiths and cultures to visit. reuters.com/article/us-tur…..
BREAKING: My Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act passed the Senate!
This sends a clear message that the U.S. will not stand by as millions of #Uyghur Muslims are unjustly imprisoned, subjected to mass surveillance & forced into labor camps by Beijing’s autocratic regime. https://t.co/MDFxMIxRtF
If Trump refuses to hold Putin accountable for funding terrorism against US troops in Afghanistan, then Congress must again step up.
My Russia sanctions legislation passed out of SFRC in December and is waiting for a vote. McConnell must act this week. nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/…..
31 years after the #TiananmenSquare protests, let us reflect on what it means to honor & stand with those fighting for democracy.
For the U.S. to remain a champion for freedom & equality, we must have the moral clarity to fight injustices confronting our fellow Americans today. https://t.co/VvLQQtRVuy
The Good Friday Agreement matters.
International law matters.
The U.S. response should be simple: If the U.K. does not abide by its commitments under the GFA, then no U.S.-U.K. trade deal. nytimes.com/2020/09/14/wor…..
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
We are sending a short but clear letter to Pres. Trump: Don’t hide from the American people. Declassify your decision to kill Soleimani and bring our country to the brink of war with Iran. https://t.co/y86QqMdw4q
Shameful. Another late Friday night attack on independence, accountability, and career officials.
At this point, the President's paralyzing fear of any oversight is undeniable. politico.com/news/2020/05/1…..
Our Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which was signed into law in December, will hold Chinese entities accountable for drug trafficking into the US.
We cannot simply take China’s word for it when they say they’ll crack down on fentanyl manufacturers.
American lives are at stake.
Como lo dije en @CNNDUSA el único presidente legítimo de Venezuela sigue siendo @jguaido. Es el momento de que la Administración Trump internacionalice sus esfuerzos y sanciones para cerrarle los espacios al régimen de Maduro y regresar a #Venezuela al camino de la democracia. https://t.co/poo2it6bjo