U.S. Congressmen calls for “a significant review policy in Haiti
More than 60 U.S. House Democrats led by New York lawmakers Gregory Meeks are calling for “a significant review of United States policy in Haiti” by the Biden administration.
“While elections will clearly be needed in the near future to restore democratic order, we remain deeply concerned that any electoral process held under the current administration will fail to be free, fair, or credible,” members of Congress said Monday in the letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
The U.S. lawmakers said the administration of President Jovenel Moïse, who has been ruling without a parliament, not only “lacks the credibility and legitimacy” to administer elections that are free and fair but also a constitutional referendum scheduled for June 27.
The lawmakers who signed the letter want the Biden administration to use its “voice and vote” with the United Nations and the Organization of American States, to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to support the constitutional referendum.