Kabila is Violating DRC’s Constitution & Ignoring the Will of its PeoplePress Release
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement on the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
“By remaining in power, President Kabila is violating the DRC’s constitution and the will of the Congolese people. Free, fair and timely elections are the way to ensure a peaceful future. I am pleased the Obama administration has heeded congressional calls to sanction Congolese officials undermining the democratic process. And I look forward to working with the Trump administration to build on these efforts.”
NOTE: Last month the House passed Subcommittee Chairman Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) H.Res. 780, urging respect for the constitution of the DRC, by a vote of 416-3.