AOC Urges Biden Not to Send US Troops to Haiti

Source: Common Dreams

“U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday morning that the Biden administration should resist calls to deploy American troops to Haiti in the wake of the assassination of the Caribbean nation’s president last week, warning that such a move would risk deepening the country’s political crisis. ‘I do not believe right now that the introduction of U.S. troops, particularly without any sort of plan, sets any community (whether it’s the U.S. or whether it’s Haitians) up for success,’ the New York Democrat said in an appearance on Democracy Now! ‘Our role should be in supporting a peaceful transition and a peaceful democratic process for selecting a new leader and avoiding any sort of violence.’ Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that the Biden administration should support efforts to bring to justice ‘any actors that may have been complicit [in the assassination] on U.S. soil.'” (07/12/21)